Last night was an unofficial holiday in America. People swarmed to local watering holes or to the house of the friend with the biggest flat screen TV. We stuff our faces until we’re 6 months pregnant with a food baby. It’s a day enjoyed by millions, whether you’re a fan of football or not.
And Christina Aguilera ruined it.
[photogallerylink id=97638 align=left]Fine. That was a bit harsh. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Christina Aguilera[/lastfm] did not ruin the big game. But she did screw up the National Anthem in monumental fashion.
To her credit, she started off strong. But about 54 seconds into it, she missed a line. Then she tried to mash up the line she missed with the next one. Next, she started making up words.
Judge for YOURSELF and watch Christina’s rendition NOW!
We can’t pretend this hasn’t happened before. Tons of singers and celebrities have botched the National Anthem before last night’s game. Here are a few!
Keri Hilson – March 31st, 2010
Roseanne Barr – July 25th, 1990
Carl Lewis – January 21st, 1993
The National Anthem gets messed up all the time, so why the big deal?
This is the biggest stage possible. Though the official numbers aren’t in yet, this year’s game had a 3% higher rating than last year’s record setting mark of 106.5 million viewers.
Also, Christina Aguilera is a HIGHLY PAID professional who has performed the National Anthem many times before.
Christina Aguilera – Game 7, 2010 NBA Finals
See. Why didn’t she just do that?
Is her recent divorce messing up her game? Doesn’t matter, don’t bring your problems to the office.
Nick and Nikki think everyone (like me) is being a bit too harsh on Christina Aguilera. Listen to what they had to say this morning on Rollin’ with Nick Cannon NOW!
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