By now you’ve probably heard about Christina Aguilera’s Star-Spangled Banner “mess-up heard ’round the world” on last night’s SuperBowl XLV.
Christina not only forgot a few of the lyrics, but her voice sounded tragic and strained in the process. I think once she messed up the lyrics, she tried to overcompensate by doing even more unnecessary vocal runs. Take a listen for yourself.
Christina’s publicist went into overdrive as soon as she walked off the stage. A statement was issued by Aguilera saying:
“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 that the true spirit of its anthem still came through.”
There’s nothing like inserting some good ole’ “love of your country” as an explanation for the mistake. At least I can say that her team thinks on their feet and plays to the heartstrings of patriotism. Christina has learned well from some of our politicians.