Comment By Bob L.
What do they mean Awkward moment, today no one sings the National Anthem the way it was intended, it is just like our Flag, there is no pride in the United States any more, every time you turn around some one is trashing this Country, even some American don’t care about this Country any more, they deface the flag, they hack our National Anthem when they sing it, then they call it Racial or I am sorry.
Is there not any pride in this Country any more, all these yuppies want to do is tear apart any thing that has to do with American History, Foreign Countries seem to maintain their History, is that why Americans like to go there so they can see the History of those Countries because they maintain their heritage.
I my self am getting tired of the Bashing our history and Heritage of the people who came to this Country to make it a Country to be proud of and to get away from DICTATORS, and TAXES.
Today this Country has gone back to what our ancestors got away from.
Christina Aguilera goofs up the national anthem
By Doug Farrar
Sun Feb 06
Perhaps she was too concerned with breaking Patti LaBelle’s record for turning single-syllable words into entire paragraphs during the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” but noted ex-teen queen Christina Aguilera botched the national anthem something fierce before the Super Bowl. Aguilera started out all right, but she had a problem with the ramparts — specifically, the “O’er the ramparts we watched” line, which she left out altogether.
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Aguilera tried to make up for it by combining two lines — “What so proudly we watched,” instead of “What so proudly we hailed”, but let’s just say that it was too late to reverse the error. Twitter blew up, and all Aguilera could do was to oversing every word from there on out, which she most certainly did.
It was a fitting tribute for a Super Bowl that has seen procedural errors all over the place, from the inability of the city of Dallas to deal with unusual weather to the last-minute news that 400 unlucky people would not get to sit in their paid-for seats.
In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the full performance:
Bonus goof-up points for the flyover at the end of the song — too bad nobody saw it, what with the roof closed at Cowboys Stadium and all.
Of course, Aguilera’s not the first person to goof up the National Anthem in front of a huge audience — we all remember what Roseanne Barr did to the poor song at a San Diego Padres game a few years back, and the considerably more talented Macy Gray messed it up at the 2001 Hall of Fame game in her hometown of Canton, Ohio, drawing boos from the crowd.
It’s a nervewracking situation, and flubbing a line is understandable. However, newly-minted Hall of Famer Deion Sanders of the NFL Network has already tweeted some damage control on Ms. Aguilera’s behalf. It’s about as feasible as the league’s take on all the other mini-disasters of the week, but in the interest of full disclosure, here you go: