Oops, Christina Aguilera Messed Up National Anthem at Super Bowl … flubs ‘O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming’
RUT-ROH … Christina Aguilera just made up her own version of the US National Anthem. On the most grand stage, I guess she should have asked a “Genie in a bottle” for the correct lyrics.
US NATIONAL ANTHEM
Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watch’d, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro’ the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Super Bowl XLV was not quite as super as some are claiming; however, neither was Christina Aguilera’s rendition of the National Anthem prior to the game. Aguilera messed up a line as she sang the national anthem. At the time when I first listened, I thought something sounded a bit wrong. What happened was, when she was supposed to sing the line “O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,” she repeaeated an earlier line. Oops, like a Southwest Air commercial, wanna get away? Needless to say that thetweets, Facebook and texting went insane after the gaffe.
Naturally tweeters and other online commenters went nuts, calling Xtina a bimbo and a hack, among other choice names. But what do you think? Is this mistake inexcusable? Or should we cut Aguilera a break for at least demonstrating her vocal talents, if not a rock-solid memory?
Christina Aguilera flubbed a line as she belted out the national anthem at the start of the Super Bowl Sunday night.
When she was supposed to sing the line “O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,” she instead repeated an earlier line, with a slight variation.
She sang “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming,” which is the same line from earlier in the song but with the word ‘watched’ instead of the word ‘hailed.’
Looks like Christina got it right HERE.
Ok, lets point out the positives of the National Anthem in the VIDEO above. Kudos to the NFL showing the US troops at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan and the grown men NFL players tearing up as they listened to the words.