On Sunday the world watched (well, only 111 million people, to be exact) as Christina Aguilera flubbed the lyrics to The Star-Spangled Banner as she performed out national anthem live in front of Super Bowl XLV and poor Xtina has been catching heck for it ever since. Today, TMZ brings us video from her Super Bowl rehearsal last Saturday that proves not only that Xtina knows the words to the song but that she is actually capable of giving an amazing performance of the song.
Christina Aguilera sang an UNBELIEVABLE rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” during Super Bowl rehearsals — one of the best ever — and she was so confident in her performance, she didn’t even finish the song!!! TMZ obtained footage of the National Anthem rehearsals — shot Saturday in Cowboys Stadium. Christina not only gets all of the lyrics correct — but the delivery was Whitney Houston-esque.
Watch the rehearsal video below:
It’s pretty clear that Xtina got caught up in nerves and that is why she messed up the words. I LOVE this rendition … it has a few flourishes but none that I find particularly irritating and/or grating. Xtina, we love you … just chill a bit on the exaggerated singing and you will be fine. This video is great, ain’t it?