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Old February 6th, 2011, 06:35 PM
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Default Posting the lyrics of the Star Spangled Banner for Christina Aguilera

Seriously you are singing the The Star Spangled Banner at Super bowl and you don't know that song. What a horrible job she did. She is a talented singer, if she knew the words and sang it straight it could have been great. But she threw in a bunch of runs and forgot a line. The line in bold she skipped completely.

The Star Spangled Banner

Oh, say! can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming;
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there:
Oh, say! does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In fully glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution!
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh, thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust":
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
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Couldnít they have gotten someone better to sing the national anthem? Iím old school sing the song the way it was meant to be sung. This song should put a tear in your eye or at least a knot in your throat and I didnít feel either.
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Wasn't that horrible! I've already bashed her on FB.

But serioously ... not only did she screw up the words, but the melody was WAY out there
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Wasn't that horrible! I've already bashed her on FB.

But serioously ... not only did she screw up the words, but the melody was WAY out there
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I am absolutely sick and tired of these pop singers "warbling" through the National Anthem trying to show off their talent (or lack thereof).

By Heavens get a military band or chorus to do it!!!!

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So she pulled a Rosanne huh? She won't live this down for many a year...I will see it on the gazillion replays tomorrow..
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No it was no where near a Rosanne. I am not really a fan of Christina but I do believe she has such a beautiful and gifted voice. I am not sure why she chose to do it live because usually they are taped. I for one could never get up there and sing in front of millions so I give anyone credit for doing that. The anthem is such a difficult song to sing and given the circumstance I cut her some slack. She should have recorded it like everyone else.
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gb52877 she is talented that is why her performance is so disappointing I expected a lot more from her. Forgetting the words is inexcusable. She also over sung the song. In fact the most memorable performances are less about the performance and more about the emotionally connection to the song. Christina did not have that.Lea Michele the actress from Glee who sung America the Beautiful did an excellent job. She has an amazing voice. I wish she would have sung the National Anthem also
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Christina has such a beautiful voice when she hits those high notes she gives me goosebumps.

Not to many female singers can do what she does.
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the one song an artist never deviates from..remember the uproar when Jose Feliciano did his version ?...not a good day for my girl, but she will recover (loved her dress)

loved the fly over..my son did the flyover at the Rose Bowl last year..you would not believe the logistics to have fighter jets fly over at the precise moment
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I thought Carrie Underwood sang it well.
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yep, she goofed it up. I was looking forward to her performance mainly because she has an amazing voice and is known as a perfectionist, oh well not this time, i was wondering if she was ill, she looked horrible. I agree that Lea Michelle did an amazing job on America the Beautiful
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...Lea Michele the actress from Glee who sung America the Beautiful did an excellent job. She has an amazing voice. I wish she would have sung the National Anthem also
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I think the lady who sings the anthem at the Philadelphia Flyers games is one of the best. Sorry, but I do not know her name.
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I think it's been 'overblown" because it's the Super Bowl where everything is "overblown"
a)she apologize so we can move on
b)most performers who sing at these types of events are taped, never live to prevent something like this from happening
c)it's a very tough song to sing anyway
d) after the first few verses, 95% of Americans don't even know the words by heart
e) 99% of the fans in the stadium want to get thru the rendition and get on with the game (noted exception, right after 911)
d) the overwhelming male viewers didn't notice that she flub it because we were looking at her..the overwhelming female viewers didn't notice because they were looking at her red shoes

I've seen Christina in concert, she is a great professional singer and will be reminded every year at Super Bowl time about this one performance..ever think she just might have been excited and flubbed the words but kept going
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I posted this on the Good Morning thread but I'll add it here.

I sort of feel for Christina Aguilera. I remember seeing an interview with Aretha Franklin and she was asked which song was the hardest for her to sing and she answered. "The Star Spangled Banner". (paraphrase) It is hard to hit the notes, you are usually in front of tens of thousands of people and even the most professional of us can make a mistake.

I also remember in '76 when Elvis came to Minneapolis and I went to see him in concert. He must have been feeling patriotic because he started the show with "his" rendition of the Star Spangled Banner and totally messed it up and had to start over two times. Then again, Elvis was probably a tad "altered" at that time of his life.



She didn't do a Roseanne so I'll cut her some slack.

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Perhaps in the future just sing America The Beautiful ?
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I agree with Mike.....great post!!


She did not plan to mess up. It just happened that way....Nerves and it being a hard song to sing took its toll. Everyone (even famous stars) makes mistakes nobody is perfect.

Not alot of people know the words to the whole song. Many people did not realize the mistake until afterward when they saw it online.

Christina if you read Cruisemates ....I love ya! You sang it beautiful with that amazing voice of yours and you looked awesome.


And of course Lea M from Glee is always amazing. I love her too and Glee. Yes I'm a Gleek. Glee was awesome last nite...how about that Thriller mashup!!!
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Why does the Star Spangled Banner have to be sung at sporting events ?
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