Christina Aguilera National Anthem Mixup Super Bowl XLV [VIDEO]

Uh-oh: It looks like Christina’s no Whitney!

Decked out in all black everything topped off with her signature red lip color, Christina Aguilera hit a sour note with sports fans when she flubbed some of the words to our National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” just before the kickoff of Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday. The “Burlesque” star has performed the patriotic tune dozens of times over the course of her 12-year career, even singing the anthem twice during last year’s NBA Finals, but the soon-to-be divorcee somehow managed to goof the lyrics quite noticably as approximately 100 million Americans tuned in to watch The Steelers take on The Packers in football’s championship game.

The Business Insider writes: “At about 51 seconds in, as she was about to sing the fourth line (“O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming”), she accidentally sang a hybrid of the second line: ‘What so proudly we watched, at the twilight’s last streaming….'”

Here are the correct lyrics:

“Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,

O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?

And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.

Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”

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