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Aretha On Xtina's Superbowl Performance

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Check out the video (above) of Aretha Franklin saying some nice words in defense of Christina Aguilera's Super Bowl performance flub.

Nice to see all these celebs coming out in support of Xtina!

We're sure Ms. Aguilera will return the favor by making a wonderful tribute to Aretha at the Grammys!

Do U agree with Aretha's words about Xtina's Superbowl performance?

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25 comments to “Aretha On Xtina's Superbowl Performance”



  1. 1

    I don't care about the missed lyrics, but I still think it is disrespectful to turn the National Anthem into a showcase for your own vocal ability. Just sing the damn song - at a decent tempo - and without all the vocal acrobatics.



  2. 2

    yay, wow, i'm glad. now can you stfu about this already??



  3. 3

    I think she did an awesome job live. I didn't even notice that she screwed up a lin or repeated it. 80% of the people who watched the super bowl probably never even knew that she did anything wrong. I thought she sounded great live. Give her a break. She is one of the best singers out there.



  4. 4

    rosebud - I think you meant: vocal hysterics.



  5. 5

    only one line ITS OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM!!!!!



  6. 6

    Re: rosebud99 – totally agree about the vocal stuff. BUT, it is too bad she screwed it up. I posted before, TIRED OF ALL THE CELEBRITIES WITH THEIR VOCAL 'INTERPRETATION OF OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM' Our Nat'l Anthem is NOT UP TO INTERPRETATION. and I am TIRED OF ALL THESE 'CELEBRITIES' NOW PUTTING THEIR '2 CENTS' IN ON HER PERFORMANCE. Why? Where they asked? or they just trying to get attention? As Usual?



  7. 7

    Aretha was right xtina did a beautiful job !!!! She is the best voice of music industry , and she is a pop legend !!! An icon!!



  8. 8

    Re: rosebud99 – Yeah I agree she did over do it and it was unnecessary.



  9. 9

    Aretha's version of, "A Bridge Over Troubled Water" is transformational.
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    I would love Martina to sing it as my 2nd choice.
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    Jennifer Halliday, the other mega powerhouse voice, would be by #1 choice, but I know there's a rivalry between them.

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    Re: rosebud99
    Very well said. So she forgot some of the words. Big deal. Okay, I'm not American so maybe that's why I didn't feel offended by Xtina's mistake. What I did find offensive though is the way she oversang the damn thing. Oversinging is pretty much her trademark, but she should keep the melismas for other occasions. In her defense though, I really do think she was nervous because she's been getting so much bad press lately and with her career going down the shitter and all, I think she just was trying too hard to blow everyone away, like this was her one chance to prove to the world that she's still got it. In a way, I do feel bad for her, but someone definitely needs to teach her a little something called subtlety.



  11. 11

    Kind of funny that male artists like Marvin Gaye and Jimi Hendrix completely reinvent the National Anthem and people call it "genius" but when I diva sings it differently instead of the white bread version some are accustomed to hearing it's "overdone". White bread is boring as fuck and Christina def has an amazing voice.



  12. 12

    ARETHA AINT HOT SHIT HERSELF. REMEMBER HOW SHE SCREWED UP AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL AT THE OBAMA INAUGURATION. STOP DEFENDING SOMEONE WHO SUNG POORLY. IT WASNT THE ONE FREAKIN LINE. THE WAY SHE SUNG WAS WRONG. DONT GOSPELIZE OR MAKE THE DAMN SONG A SOUL/RNB RENDITION WHEN IT ISNT. WTF!!!!! XTIN DEF. SUCKED. NEXT.



  13. 13

    Lady Ree wasn't payin' attention to no cracker ass singin', she had her face in a bucket o' chicken!!!



  14. 14

    I wish i were a celeb. I do NOT support her for it. I think she is an idiot and they shouldve boo'd her off stage. Its a disgrace to AMERICA. She is a disgrace to America. Not only that but i dont even understand why they choose her. Shes a no body…..i would understand her singing 10 years ago maybe



  15. 15

    I still think Christina did an ok job. I will say this though, even though she is my favorite celebrity of all time. I do sometimes find her oversinging a tad bit unnecessary at times. Yes it's ok to sing that way at award shows and concerts, but when your representin your country you need to be a little more respectful and try to reinvent the song or interpret it the way you want to. I knew even before i watched the Superbowl and found out that Christina was going to sing the National Anthem that she was going to overdo it. Yes, we all know you have a beautiful voice, but it's time that she tones it down a bit and stop trying to impress everyone all over again. I still love U XTINA and support you always but in the near future if you are ever asked to sing our nations anthem again just sing it normally we dong need the extra adlibs.



  16. 16

    Re: ItsIvoryBitch – I meant she shouldn't try to reinvent it.



  17. 17

    ah,Perezita,why are you so nice to Xtina ? did you finally realise how talented she is?



  18. 18

    No Excuse!! It's a beautiful song which we grow up singing. It means more to an average Joe the Plumber than the Entertainment Industry.



  19. 19

    Re: justtfax – IM pretty sure in the video he ASKED her for her opinion… Its only a 15 sec video, how did u miss that?



  20. 20

    Re: Provokedflame12 – WOW!!! Someone is a little bitter huh.. Im sure chrisitna has done more with charities in america then most people posting here so to say shes a disgrace to america is a little over the top yeah? What have u done for america lately? jeez



  21. 21

    Re: Provokedflame12 – YEAAHH… BUT GUESS WHAT??? U R NOT A CELEB… YOU ARE A NOO BODY… AND IF U ARE THE WOMAN WHO APPEAR IN THAT PIC.. U SHOULD STOP COMMENTING HERE AND SPEND ALL YOUR TIME IN THE GYM…. CUZ GIRL…. YOU´RE SOOOOOO FUCKING FAAAATT!!!



  22. 22

    Re: jp1988 – My thoughts exactly! Well said, thank you!



  23. 23

    Re: Provokedflame12 – b1tch..ill be mad too if i look like u.hahaha THE QUEEN HAS SPOKEN>>>>LEGENDTINA IS GREAT>GET OVER IT>>>HAHAHAHHA IT TAKES A LEGEND TO COMMENT ON A LEGENTINA



  24. 24

    if a musc legend says it so.. then its true… and I totally agree….



  25. 25

    Re: rosebud99 – oh shut the fuck up and go fuck yo urself…. freddom of expression you should be redirecting those feeling of disrespect to the pple who booked her to do that… cuz they are the ones that knew what she was gunna do and how awesome her voice…. fuckin hater