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Christina Aguilera Gets Support From Fellow Super Bowl XLV Performer
Chrisitina Aguilera, a self-proclaimed national anthem veteran, managed to fumble through the lyrics of "The Star Spangled Banner" prior to the start of Super Bowl XLV.
Aguilera mangled the fourth line of the Francis Scott Key lyric by singing a semi-invented line: "What so proudly we watched at the twilight's last streaming."
Instead, Aguilera was supposed to sing: "O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming."
Yes, she made up the words. Despite powering through the rest of the song, the world took notice and Aguilera couldn't get away with the faux pas.
In a statement to Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy, she said: “I got so caught up 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 that the true spirit of its anthem still came through.”
Fellow Super Bowl performer, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas came to her defense early Monday morning.
"You know what? It's such a huge venue, your nerves take a hold of you," Fergie said during sportscaster Dan Patrick's radio show. "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."
Yes, Fergie we're all human. And you were also far from perfect on Super Bowl Sunday, while wearing your shiny sequin-laden shoulder pads and three inch nails.
It was a disappointing Super Bowl when it came to musical entertainment. Aguilera botched the national anthem and the Black Eyed Peas were far from exciting during the halftime show.
While Aguilera couldn't find her words, Fergie couldn't find her pitch and the mid-game performance bordered on disastrous.
On the plus side, we were treated to an exciting game that was decided in the game's final moments. And we were also left with plenty to talk about after the big game, including a Super Bowl commercial that featured a mini Darth Vader.