Monday, February 07, 2011
Christina Aguilera Explains National Anthem Flub
“I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of it’s anthem still came through,” Christina said in a statement to the Associated Press following her performance in Arlington, Texas.
Instead of singing the line “O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,” she repeated a previous line of the song singing, “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming.” In the botched line she also sang “watched” instead of “hailed.”
The 30-year-old singer isn’t the only one to have trouble with the song. In 2001, Macy Gray was booed after her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”