Christina Aguilera's 'Star-Spangled' flub: It's time to forgive

By now, the whole world has chimed in with their opinions about Christina Aguilera’s flub while singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before last night’s record-breaking Super […] Read the full post.

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  • RobOrange

    Cane Her! responds the Tea Party and a FOX News poll. See t-shirts here.

  • Allen

    Fair enough. I was surprised she messed up so badly, but it’s not like she decapitated babies on live tv. Let’s all move on to the next meaningless pop culture dustup.

  • Jay

    I’ve no problem with it so long as she doesn’t get paid! Looked terrible, sang terrible…no dime!

    • Lisa London

      I like the way you think

  • Antonio

    You are trying to cover up for a person who made a terrible mess. YOU DO NOT DISRESPECT THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, PERIOD. She knew her role but took it for granted. There are others who could have sang it on that occasion and we would have been proud. She was arrogant, tasteless, and do not deserves what she is getting.

  • oh say can you…fail

    Oh say can you… fail!
    Apparently Christina did. Epic.
    ohsaycanyoufail dotcom

  • Jonathan

    I completely agree. What is most offensive to me about all the comments about her messing up is how big of bullies some people are being. Her cd did awful, she got a divorce, Burlesque didn’t do exceptional. People keep saying how we need to stop bullying; well why don’t you start here. Of all the people to take down a peg, Ms. Aguilera should surely not be at the top of the list.

    • Lisa London

      If he wasn’t up for it, she should have bowed out. Simple!

  • T

    So… yeah, I’m over it. Never was a really big fan of Christina, so I wasn’t really watching her sing last night. They were in Dallas, Texas, right?… who forgot to call Kelly Clarkson and ask her to sing the anthem?

  • CBellisima

    Her rendition of the Star Spangled Banner hurt my ears as much as it did my heart. We, as Americans, learn that song in GRADE SCHOOL! I mean honestly, who DOESN’T know the words???!!! and her BS excuse of “I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through.” Nope, sorry Xtina, All I heard was your sad pathetic desperation to stay in the spotlight. Shame on you!!!

  • Jean Wells

    I agree with the author 100%. Geez, she forgot the words! It was the Super Bowl; that’s frightening even for the most seasoned singer. Give her a break and MOVE ON!! If you continue to have a problem with it you need to see a psychiatrist.

  • jury’s out

    The oversinging was way worse than the flubbing of the words. It happens, even to the most experienced singers. However, Joan Rivers viciousness is inexcusable. She of all people should never make fun of someone’s appearance.

    • Lisa London

      Rivers makes fun of her own appearance all the time!

  • Tony

    Come on, she’s a professional singer, not some kid who won a talent contest. She’s a diva who made it all about herself instead of putting any respect, work, or preparation into her performance, and shouldn’t whine about the result.

    • Cheers

      I agree with most of your statement; however, I don’t remember hearing or reading about her whining about the result. Just saying.

  • Jay

    Nope… can’t forgive… to the FIRE Witch!

  • jury’s out

    *Rivers’*

  • Jon Bon Jovi

    her disregard for the lyrics aside. this was one of the most over the top crass renditions of our national anthem that has ever been perpetrated on the american public…

    • Karen

      Everyone needs to calm dow. So she repeated a line, so what? You all act like she spit on the flag or something. She’s only human.

      • Susan

        Karen,

        she did WORST–she mangled not only the lyrics but the melody of the national anthem…right in front of billions of people all over the world!

        That is why all these so-called “professional” divas are paid gazillion of dollars to sing in front of a crowd, and that is why you are paid minimum wage to just sit down and be a spectator!
        Meaning, we expect them to perform the BEST and show some talent–in this regard Aguilera failed miserably! EPIC failure!

      • Karen

        @ Susan, if you want to persecute Christina for “mangling” the words, then that’s on you. I just think it’s silly to go ballistic over this, we ALL make mistakes – superstar or not.
        As far as her arrangement of the song is concerned, that’s her style – some like it, some don’t. She performed the national anthem during the NBA Finals almost exactly the same way, so the producers knew exactly what they were getting.
        The fact is that it happened and it’s time to move on instead of ganging up on this poor girl. People are letting their personal feelings about Christina get in the way, and that is not right.

  • Jen40

    The fact is that this was the Super Bowl. Not a random game during the regular season. If you are asked to perform the National Anthem at the Super Bowl or the World Series then you should know the song. Period. There is no excuse for what happened. She was too interested in “making it her own” to pay attention to the words.

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