Christina Aguilera messed up “The Star-Spangled Banner,” singing “what so proudly we watched, at the twilight’s last reaming” instead of the correct words, “o’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,” and looking like she was trying to take a dump on the 50-yard line while doing so.
I considered making the entire body of this post the word “viral” copy and pasted about six-hundred times, because this is the exact kind of thing people like to watch a few seconds of and go laugh about it with their friends as though they somehow experienced it themselves.
Messing up the National Anthem is pretty unforgivable if you’re a professional singer. If a teen girl comes out at a hockey game and slips and busts her ass, forgive her, she’s a slippery teen. Aguilera had plenty of time to practice and/or learn how to read before this game as I’m sure they didn’t just drag her in from the stands at the last minute. Also, pretty sure she’s sung this before. Barking dogs have sung this before. I don’t believe her excuse, that she got caught up in her love of country:
“I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through.”
Nope. Maybe you should’ve tried to sing it exactly like Lady Gaga, that might’ve worked!