Feb 7, 2011

OOPS! Christina Aguilera flubs the lyrics in the national anthem last night before technical glitches, including a half-lit 'V' on the Black Eyed Peas' stage, dragged down the halftime show.
I thought I was going crazy as I listened to Christina Aguilera sang the National Anthem.  So crazy did I think I was that while she was singing I jumped on my iPad and Googled the words to the National Anthem.  After all these years, I was quite positive that I knew the words to the song, but maybe I was wrong because here she was singing the song and obviously she was the professional and I wasn't.  But like I suspected, something was wrong.  Ms. Aguilera completely botched the words to the song.  I was actually looking forward to hearing her sang the national anthem, but in the end it looks like the chick from 'Glee' outshined her and trust me that is something that is very shocking to me. 
Via NY Post:
What the flub!

Christina Aguilera suffered a lyric malfunction while singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl last night, while maddening sound, light and camera missteps marred the glitzy halftime show featuring the Black Eyed Peas.

Five-time Grammy winner Aguilera muffed the fourth line of the anthem, warbling: "Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, what so proudly we watched at the twilight's last gleaming."

The correct lyrics are: "Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming."

She later issued a statement: "I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and the true spirit of its anthem came through."

Aguilera's musical misstep was just the beginning of the Super Bowl of goofs.

With expectations running high that the halftime show would be the biggest and boldest in years, the Peas were shucked up by the worst audio ever at a Super Bowl.

The Grammy-winning hip-pop quartet made a dramatic entrance to the 50-yard-line stage. Dressed in futuristic lighted leather costumes, and clutching guy wires, the crew dropped from the stadium's rafters to launch into "Tonight Gonna Be A Good Night."

Singer Will.i.am hit his mark perfectly, and with a robotic head twist, he passed the lead vocal onto his pretty sidekick, Fergie. With a look of steely determination, she sang hard -- and the mike immediately fizzled in and out as if its batteries were weak.

The problem persisted through her solos in the Peas' hit "Boom Boom Pow" -- and it ended up more "Boom Boom Ow."

Then, just as the band heated up with the politically charged "Where Is the Love," performed against the backdrop of Valentine's Day-themed red hearts, technical goblins took over.

The "v" in "love" failed to light up. The camera work seemed doomed. Tight close-ups of the Peas and the wide-angle glimpses of the entire production were too few to get a feel for what could have been eye-popping show.

Aguilera wasn't the first singer to flub "The Star-Spangled Banner." In 2001, Macy Gray botched the words at the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibition game in Canton, Ohio.


1 comment:

  1. Of course I was surprised. The past few years, the NFL had required the singers to prerecord after the Janet Jackson mess. Christina's mistake made me realize that they were now live again. Poor thing...but I was wondering the same thing. I actually started singing it to make sure I remembered the words.