Star jumps to defend Christina’s SuperBowl blunder
|February 8, 2011||Posted by Danielle Hadley under Christina Aguilera|
If you weren’t one of the 100 million viewers who tuned in to watch the Green Bay Packers defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2011 SuperBowl, you may have missed Christina Aguilera get the lyrics wrong to the American National Anthem.
The singer performed before the game and mixed up her words by singing ‘Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, what so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming.’
The actual line is ‘Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, o’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming.’
But fellow SuperBowl performer Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas leapt to defend Christina. She told listeners during Dan Patrick’s American radio show: ‘You know what? It’s such a huge venue; your nerves take a hold of you.’
‘I completely understand. She’s one of the best singers of our time. Nobody can take that away from you… But you get nervous at these things. We’re human.’
A statement released by Christina was published in the Daily Mail today, where she stated;
‘I got so lost in the moment of the song that I lost my place.’
‘I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and the true spirit of its anthem still came through.’
Christina’s mistake joins a list of controversial and headline making performances at the SuperBowl over the years including Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction and Prince’s interesting guitar placement while playing Purple Rain.
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