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Old 02-07-2011, 12:36 AM
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With all the money spent on the Super Bowl, wouldn't you think they could find somebody who not only can remember the words to our National Anthem, but can also sing it the way it is supposed to be. Christina Aguilera not only screwed up the lyrics, but she ad-libbed so much the song was almost unrecognizable. Just my opinion!
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:19 AM
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With all the money spent on the Super Bowl, wouldn't you think they could find somebody who not only can remember the words to our National Anthem, but can also sing it the way it is supposed to be. Christina Aguilera not only screwed up the lyrics, but she ad-libbed so much the song was almost unrecognizable. Just my opinion!
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She was terrible.
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Butchered a beautiful song - agree, she was terrible.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:44 AM
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Agree with all the above
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Oh, THAT was what she was supposed to be singing? Thanks for letting us know.......

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I thought the girl from Glee sang beautifully - they should have let her sing the National Anthem instead of C.A. screeching the wrong lyrics. JMHO.
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Its the words,not the sound. Lighten up.
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But she didn't even get the words right!!!
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Sadly, this was truly important to her from what I've read when it was announced she would be singing the anthem. It's hard to imagine that nerves got the best of her, but they obviously did. This wasn't Roseanne Barr's deliberate butchery of a beautiful song. This was a human making a mistake. It wasn't fun to watch or hear but I think it was a lot more painful for her than it was for anyone else.
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Are the words in the song not a "living document" like they explain the Constitution? So I guess it is to be expected in today's US.

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Oh, THAT was what she was supposed to be singing? Thanks for letting us know.......

I agree. I had no idea that's what she was singing !!!
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She's a professional and should have gotten it right. A lot of national blood and treasure has been lost in defense of our nation's flag. With an audience of over 100 million viewers worldwide (Wikipedia) not including radio coverage, performers who are selected for this honor.......need to get it right. Whitney Houston had "personal problems" when she sang it during the Iraq war. Her performance was beautifully flawless, moving and inspirational. If you would like to be reminded how it needs to be sung and how it impacts us as a nation....please listen to this 4 minute YouTube with brief commentary. Turn the volume up and break out a tissue.

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I agree with above. I also thought the half time show was terrible.
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