Christina Aguilera Fumbles Lyrics During National Anthem at Super Bowl

Following Glee's Lea Michele's performance of "America the Beautiful," "Dirrty" singer muffs "Star Spangled Banner" before the big football game

By Erik Pedersen Feb 07, 2011 6:15 AMTags

UPDATE: The singer released a statement afterward, which said: "I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through."


Words fail us.

As apparently they did Christina Aguilera, who followed Glee's Lea Michele's "America the Beautiful" by muffing the words to "The Star Spangled Banner" before the biggest audience in the world big game.

The offense? She replaced "o'er the ramparts we watched" with "what so proudly we watched," which you might have missed unless you were checking your Twitter account or are really good with the lyrics.

To be fair, it's a stressful gig, a difficult song and, frankly, hard to tell exactly what the heck she was singing in some of the showier parts, but let's cut her some slack, huh? At least it was better than Roseanne's back in the day, right?

And Michele's performance? Check it out after the jump.