I couldn’t have been the only one to turn to the person next to me and say ask if Christina Aguilera just botched the National Anthem. Mid-song, it felt like something went wrong as the words were suddenly jumbled together. I didn’t think it was possible for Aguilera to screw up the National Anthem on the nation’s biggest stage, but sure enough, she did.
Listen closely and see if you can spot the mis-fire.
Aguilera repeated the “what so proudly we hailed” twice, forgetting about those pesky ramparts. To be honest, I can understand the mistake. If it were me — and I don’t have the singing voice for that, I’d flub the words just out of pure nervousness. Hundreds of millions are watching your every move at that moment, and no amount of practice will make those butterfly’s away.
The jokes came flying in soon after, with Twitter set ablaze by the misstep. The best tweet, however, came from new Hall of Fame member Deion Sanders, who had a perfectly good explanation for the remix.
Y’all leave Christina alone i was just informed that was the remix. The nfl was running behind so she was sweet enough to help us out.
I don’t care if it’s true or not, Deion nailed it. Way to go to bat for your girl, Prime Time.