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Aguilera Fumbles National Anthem At Super Bowl

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Ooops! Pop songbird Christina Aguilera had a hard time remembering the lyrics to the National Anthem during the opening ceremony of the Super Bowl yesterday.

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I can see how she might screw it up, I mean we've only been singing it since 1814 so she's only had like 200 years to work on it.

Instead of singing "O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming," she mumbled something that sounded like "What so proudly we watched at the twilight's last reaming" – it was hard to tell, since she was clearly mumbling the lyrics in an attempt to throw us all off to the fact that she had forgotten the words.

Aguilera, dressed up as a witch to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Christina also managed to put extra syllables into single syllable words like "wa-a-a-ave" and "fre-E-e-E." I personally hate when singers do that to the National Anthem. The song is pretty enough as it is, you don't need to use it as an excuse to show off how many notes you can hit with one word.

As if forgetting the words wasn't bad enough she also finished the song early. It was supposed to be 2 minutes flat, but she clocked in at 1:55, another blunder for someone who is supposed to be a "pro" in a show that has been perfectly timed out.

"This was the biggest performance of her career and she blew it," an unnamed source with a VIP view told MTV News. "To mess up the lyrics was a disaster." Another source said that a "hush" fell over the stadium as everyone looked at each other in disbelief. I mean how could you screw up the National Anthem during the Super Bowl?

It didn't take but a few minutes for the blunder to pick up steam on Twitter and other social networking sites, and before the game was even over the singer's Wikipedia page had been updated to include details of her prime-time mega mumble mistake.

Thanks to YouTube, you can now enjoy Christina Aguilera mangling our National Anthem again and again!

In a statement to the press Christina blamed her blunder on nerves. Seems she was overwhelmed by the whole gig. Maybe she shouldn't have taken the job, if she was too overwhelmed to pull it off. I think she should at least return whatever money she was paid to sing the song, since she didn't deliver on the goods.

It IS a hard song to sing and a lot of past recording stars have pre-recorded the song and lip-sync'd during the Super Bowl. She did have the balls to sing live, it's just too bad that she didn't have the nerve and the talent to pull it off.

Did you watch the Super Bowl? Did you see Christina's blunder? What did you think? Am I being too hard on her?

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