Christina Aguilera Screws Up The National Anthem

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago Games

More importantly, she looks like an albino Snookie now. WTF happened to her? She used to be hot.
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Male 3
If you were really worried about how bad your National Anthem is sounding then do something about it. And my national anthem is crap anyway so it can not sound much worse.
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Male 136
not her anthem anyways.
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Male 111
She makes my ears bleed. Stop it. Why is she making that noise?
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Male 10,845
@Canadians on the forum

I`d like to see a vid where someone fu<ked up YOUR national anthem. (I really would ;-))
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Male 10,845

I want YOU to stop the FAIL!
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Male 1,239
I don`t know why everyone thinks she did so badly. She performed, quite perfectly, the time honored tradition of warping the US anthem more than the singer of all the previous years of the Superbowl.
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Male 15,832
Okay, she so f*cked up the words. Didn`t anyone notice or care that she f*cked up the melody about a hundred times worse, and she did that on purpose!
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Male 633
@Willowwatch. Same thing.
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Male 749
@beternal

Our anthem is really short because we hardly sing any of it. There are more verses.
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Male 15
what really sucks about this is the trend that all of these "big" stars have to make the Anthem about them instead of just being honored that they were choosen to sing and making it about the anthem itself.
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Male 1,595
I can`t think of a comment to make that wouldn`t make me come across as a troll, so I`m just going to stay out of this discussion.
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Male 250
[..]
2. What so proudly we hailed at the twilight`s last gleaming,
3. Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
4. O`er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
[..]
She repeated the second line instead of the actual line.
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Female 512
I can`t understand what`s she`s singing let alone tell where she stuffed up...mind you, it probably doesn`t help that I don`t actually *know* the US anthem...
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Male 2,586
Can someone copy the `lyrics` here and highlight what she did wrong?!

Secondly, can someone shoot her?!

Thirdly... Can someone abridge the national anthem?! - I mean the british one seems to fly by (mainly because the crowd sings it too!) - or just this one just seem to drag on?
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Male 1,744
i`m just disappointed these anthem singers, any of them, can`t take the time to make sure it`s 100% right 100% of the time
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Male 23
Minor slip up. Still thought she did a good job.
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Male 95
lol this would be funny if I knew the American national anthem...
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Female 206
All the guys just thought did she really eff this up?!
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Male 12
burn her.. nuff` said
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Male 626
She could have at least got the first 3 lines right.
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Male 2,988
she did a horrible job and should feel ashamed. this combined with a horrible half time show really made the superbowl pooty. good thing the game itself was pretty good.
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Male 2,516
yeah except the world cup is viewed by 99% of the world
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Male 531
Burn
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Female 3,598
ouch. the soldiers, the look the soldiers gave... ouch.
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Female 734
@Mister G--That`s what we said about the World Cup
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Male 192
@ Lilou88 i totally agree with you on that. I never have been able to stand it when these idiots ruin a song (much less the National Anthem ) by changing the sound to include 40 notes where one should go. It seems to me like they think they believe to know better than to sing it how it was written. as far as her jumbling the words, every one makes mistakes, why are famous people held to a higher standard. Most Americans don`t know the words and most red necks think the last line is "gentlemen start your engines" lastly i want to say when will we get rid of this crap we call music, and bring back actual good music 8-)
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Male 36,536
0:53 for those unfamiliar with the USA anthem, eh?
1:10 for horribly over-doing it.
Dreadful, simply awful!
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Female 158
Sounds right to me :D
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Female 635
I don`t know the lyrics, so I didn`t notice anything. Was the screw up major? Or just some misplaced words?
I honestly don`t even know the English version of my own national anthem, so...
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Male 2,516
huh ... I just found out at the beginning I don`t care in the least ...
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Male 133
SPrinkZ> For real? Maybe if she concentrated on the words more than making it her own thing she wouldn`t have skipped a line and replaced it with a different line.
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Female 112
I can`t stand it when singers try to exaggerate the notes and throw the pitch everywhere, it sounds ridiculous. As for messing up the lyrics, eh, it happens to the best of us.
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Male 15,510
She must be officially labeled and addressed as terrorist now
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Male 74
...

maybe I should have watched the Super Bowl after all
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Male 2,290
I did not see fail. I saw a stylized version of it. That`s fail?
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Male 586
Christina, stop making mono-syllabic words sound like they have 20.
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Male 76
I wish the jets at the end were dropping bombs on to her
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Male 770
I cant help it. Ever since I learned that our national anthem is sung to the tune of a very old English drinking song I find "The Star Spangled Banner" funny even when sung perfectly.
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Male 37,897
Star Spangled Banner is a decent poem if you take the time to learn it`s history.
Oh Canada has a really nice tune. very Hum-able.
But I like `God Save the Queen` best.

Here`s a Sing-A-Long for you. Just follow the Bouncing Ball
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Male 749
Forgive my uber-patriotism, but in the olden days, the stadium announcer would say "Here`s <so and so>, who will lead us in the national anthem" The emphasis was in LEADING, not in performing. Everyone is supposed to sing, but no one can follow when they do a stylized "performance." We sing the national anthem to reinforce a feeling of community, not just to wave the flag.
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Male 533
I hate when the song is exxxxxxhagerated
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Female 3,696
She did it really well! She covered it up nicely- I didn`t see the Superbowl so I watched it after and I had to go back a few times to hear where she messed it up- but she over sang it. It`s hard to hear the actual song when she`s doing so many vocal acrobatics .___.

I think Lea Michele should have done it! She sang America the Beautiful live for the Superbowl and she did an amazing job without over singing it too bad. The Dixie Chicks still have one of the most amazing performances of your anthem though.
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Male 284
Meh, whatever, she covered it up well. Personally I think the USA anthem is the worst of all anthems. Has nothing to do with your country.
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Male 199
Just sing the song, you`ll mess up less if you stop distorting your own voice.
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Male 2,841
Is it really that hard to sing without doing that whoooaaawww thing?
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Male 734
The best part was when they cut to the players who looked at each other as if they said, "WTF?" Epic fail!
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Female 781
Not really enjoyable. It sounded all over the place, and there was no melody or rhythm to the song at all. I like our national anthem, and I wish they would get a more classical singer to perform it for once instead of pop stars.
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Male 14,330
All I heard was WHAA WHAA WHAA WHAAAAA OOO OOO WHAA OOOOOOOO!! Geez I hate that type of singing!
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Female 1,008
I don`t understand why people can`t just sing the dang song these days!
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Male 633
Whats so damn important about that superbowl thing anyway?
All they do is chase a damn ball.
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Female 55
@Sinn,
She missed a whole stanza.
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Female 165
Eff up at 0:45. Sad day.
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Male 17
Wobble wobble wobbllee!
It was also disappointing to Slash on stage with the Black Eyed Peas. Half time show was paaaiiiinful!
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Male 3,431
Sinn~ 0:38

"O`er the ramparts we watched" is the lyric,
"What so proudly we watched" is what she sang.
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Male 37,897
[quote]"Source: I`m a music major" [/quote]

I believe experts should be taken out and shot.
It simplifies life greatly.
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Male 881
@Sinn, at 0:45 she sings "Whats so proudly we wathed" instead of "O`er the ramparts we watched". Try paying attention.
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Male 192
The dome was closed so no one there could see the planes fly overhead.
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Female 3,001
well im not sure how its supposed to sound, but with all the note bouncing i couldnt understand a word of it...
however on another note i thought she was looking alright
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Male 284
Someone point out to me the exact moment where she `fails` the `national anthem`. I didn`t hear her go off pitch, and although the range is varied considerably that is not reason to call it a fail when there have been other `artists` that have both a) varied it more and b) sung it a lot worse. So please, give me a time marker where I`m supposed to hear her fail.
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Male 25,416
That was long
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Male 881
The mistake is forgivable, it wasn`t intentional. What I have a problem with is when a performer personalizes The National Anthem. It isn`t their crappy pop 40 songs, it is our nations song. Sing it with feeling and respect, but do not modify it. Keep the proper key and pace and never add, change, or omit words. Skip the vibrato, unless you can do it properly, which most of today`s fabricated singers can`t. If you can`t do the song justice, do not sing it at the Super Bowl.
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Female 614
guys, it`s not about her range AT ALL. "whose broad stripes and bright stars/through the perilous fight/WHAT SO PROUDLY WE WATCHED/AT THE TWILIGHTS LAST GLEAMING" should have been "O`er the ramparts we watched/were so gallantly streaming"

she can hit notes okay.better than f><cking fergie screaming into the mike at the half-time show everytime the attention was taken away from her for a second. at the beginning of the half-time show, her mike was actually off. it should have stayed that way the whole time.
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Male 6,694
I remember when she was hott.
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Male 3,430
Gerry, the song part is a minor second above an octave and a half. Most people have a range of about two octaves.

The problem isn`t the range, it`s the performer not knowing what pitch to start on.

I`ll agree that it has a wider range than most songs should.

Source: I`m a music major
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Male 1,107
Not nearly as bad as that travesty of a halftime show.
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Male 37,897
[quote]"just sung it like it`s supposed to be sung." [/quote]

It was written as a poem to be read or spoken.
Not to be sung at all. The range is too difficult
for most performers. I`m not a fan of ex-Disney sluts
but she did a pretty good job.
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Male 1,678
Still better than the Black Eyed Peas. You know its a recession when Slash is reduced to being part of that shambles for a bit of cash ... and I thought Lionel Ritchie selling crisps was bad.
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Male 3,430
During the game I got to "Oh say can you see", realized how bad it was, muted it, then laughed at her facial expressions.
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Female 4,039
She wouldn`t have messed it up if she would have just sung it like it`s supposed to be sung. I hate when they try and make it all fancy.
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Male 1,587
She screwed it up? what part? I agree, I didn`t like her version... and no, she isn`t hot anymore.
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Male 3,314
"Okay, she messed up. "

We`re all human, and we all make mistakes. Some of us are just lucky enough that it`s not in front of a few million people while singing the national anthem of our country.
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Male 3,314
In some countries of the world, to sing it any way other way besides "as written" would be a crime. Let alone messing it up.
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Male 37,897
Okay, she messed up.
But she also immediately issued the following twitter.

"I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my place. I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through."

NO....I do not twitter. I got that from cbs news.
I think twitter is for twits but I guess it has it`s uses.
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Female 95
hehehe albino snooki :) not worth watching, she sucks. Good caption though :)
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Male 1,249
I want my 2 mins back
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Male 19,873
Link: Christina Aguilera Screws Up The National Anthem [Rate Link] - More importantly, she looks like an albino Snookie now. WTF happened to her? She used to be hot.
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