Christina Aguilera on Super Bowl Performance: I Got Caught Up in the Moment

Christina Aguilera on Super Bowl Performance: I Got Caught Up in the Moment

Talking about her criticized rendition of 'The Star-Spangled Banner', X-tina said, 'I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country.'

Shortly after becoming talk of the town for singing wrong lyrics of the National Anthem, Christina Aguilera issued a statement. The 30-year-old Grammy-winning singer said she forgot the lyrics because she "got caught up in the moment."

"I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my place," Aguilera stated referring to the February 6 live telecast. "I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through."

Instead of singing "O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?" in the fourth line like it's supposed to be, she repeated the second line with a slight variation. From "What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?", she changed it into "What so proudly we watched at the twilight's last gleaming?".

When officially announced last month as the singer of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the NFL game, Aguilera said, "I have been performing the anthem since I was seven years old and I must say the Super Bowl is a dream come true."




    Feb 09, 2011

    try to be more understanding! Uou hunt every mistake someone does...she's a real talent and like all of us had a bad day...could happen to anyone. Give her some at the Superbowl...what an event!!!

    Feb 08, 2011

    How much was she paid to do the National Anthem?

    Feb 07, 2011

    TO: HHmmm - this "American" along with many others noticed. Some of us "Americans", like myself, feel that song's depth to our very core, every time we hear it!!!! Maybe you should have a listen!!!!!

    Feb 07, 2011

    of course no one cared cuz they were all drunk watching the game!

    Feb 07, 2011

    Wonder how many "americans" even realized that she sang the wrong lyrics?!?

    Feb 07, 2011

    I feel so bad for her because wow was that bad. I was like yeah Christina's singing! And then I was like, 'She totally messed that up and at the Superbowl. The whole country's watching.'My friend from Canada even knew she messed up the anthem.

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