Christina Aguilera Is Not The First To Flub Our National Anthem [VIDEO]
Christina Aguilera has an amazing voice. The kind of voice you'd think would be perfect for delivering an awe-inspiring rendition of the National Anthem on the world's biggest stage. Unfortunately, her performance at Super Bowl XLV will be remembered for the wrong reasons.
As you’ve probably heard, Aguilera flubbed the anthem, forgetting the lyric "o’er the ramparts we watched." I personally didn't notice the lyrical flub because I was so entranced by how badly she was singing it. It was like she was trying way to hard to show off her vocal skills and just...missed. I know she has a lot of talent, but it sure didn't show last night, and top that off with screwing up the lyrics...ouch. (Did anyone else think she looked remarkably like Cyndi Lauper last night?!)
Aguilera is far from the first person to botch the Star Spangled Banner. Check out last night's flub and seven other singers who made a mess of the anthem on much smaller stages. Carl Lewis' horrible rendition still makes for one of the most awkward performances ever, and Roseanne Barr's rendition was downright insulting. Enjoy!
Carl Lewis was a great Olympic champion, but a horrible anthem singer.
She may have all the words down, but the folks who told this women she could sing well enough to perform the anthem have played a cruel, cruel joke.
Cuba Gooding Jr.’s dad absolutely murders the anthem, and does so with the utmost of confidence.
The fact that this singer clearly doesn’t know the lyrics to the anthem is only the second most embarrassing part of her performance.
In this echo-induced duet with himself, Michael Bolton forgets the lyrics.
Yes, Rosanne was trying to be bad, but that really doesn’t make it any better.
Portland Trailblazer coach Maurice Cheeks saves the day when a young singer botches the anthem.