As all eyes were on Christina Aguilera singing The Star Spangled Banner to kick off Super Bowl XLV, there was one little glitch. That is, the lyrics! Instead of singing, “O’er the ramparts we watched,” Christina belted out, “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming.” The five-time Grammy winner owned up to the faux pas by getting swept up in the moment.
Owning up to the fumble, Christina told Just Jared in a statement, “I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my place.” She adds, “I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through.”
Considering the show must go on, Christina continued singing without hesitation and finished the anthem on a high note. Faux pas aside, what did you think about her performance?