Christina Aguilera seeks forgiveness for national anthem gaffe at Super Bowl XLV

Poor old NFL. They worked so hard to try and get things right this year, hiring the Black Eyed Peas to wow the fans at half time, adding legendary guitarist Slash and rap mogul Usher to the bill for good measure; and then comes along former dirty girl, Christina Aguilera to belt out the national anthem in her typical lung-busting style.

How could anything go wrong with such a great bunch of professionals on board? One way could be to get your lyrics for the national anthem from wikipedia.

Today Christina Aguilera has sought forgiveness for her major gaffe during the performance last night, as she sang the wrong words. After a small investigation into the source of her words, it turns out she used wikipedia to source and learn them. It just about proves the usefulness of wikipedia as a propaganda tool and changer of history, and definitely shows that the site can not be trusted for valid information.

So much for professionalism then, but in truth, there is no real harm done. For those who follow Aguilera and like her talent, their opinion won’t change, while for those who dislike or have no feelings towards her, all she has done is affirmed their feelings.

[adsense]There’s a lesson in there for everyone though, and it’s not just that we shouldn’t trust wikipedia. There will always be hiccups in everything, and while the NFL have tried their utmost to make sure the Super Bowl XLV was perfect, only a few minor flaws occurred. If fans came away complaining about Aguilera’s slip up then they missed the point of the occasion, and by doing so have tarnished a great game between two NFL giants; won deservedly by the Green Bay Packers.

Aguilera is human just like the rest of us, and as such is flawed like the rest of us. At least she had the balls to get up there and sing for her country, so if she got a few words wrong because some idiot put the wrong lyrics on a useless website, then so be it.

No harm done.

Let us know your thoughts on Aguilera’s slip up; has she insulted America or was it an honest mistake? Leave a comment.

Read about other Super Bowl stuff like the Black Eyed Peas half time spot, VW and Audi Adverts, the Groupon adverts, as well as the big chill before the game.

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6 thoughts on “Christina Aguilera seeks forgiveness for national anthem gaffe at Super Bowl XLV

  1. Wikipedia is no excuse. She’s been singing the anthem since BEFORE wikipedia existed. I think she is extremely talented and I give her props for having the balls to sing it live, as most artists (even the Glee performer) choose to lip sync to a pre-recorded track. Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce, and even Whitney Houston’s were pre-recorded. But if you’re going to do it live, you’d better know the words.

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  3. This is a false accusation against wikipedia, the lyrics in wikipedia were corrects without any mistake. Please checks your sources before assuming such a ridiculous fact.

    • The lyrics were corrected after her mistake. It is well documented. Wikipedia is well known for containing mistaken information so my advice is don’t believe everything you read on the internet’s bathroom wall.

      • While your statement may or may not be true in the general case, in this specific case you’re incorrect – Christina Aguilera got the lyrics wrong, then a vandal added her version to the article (and it was quickly reverted). Check the article history yourself and you’ll see.

  4. This is factually incorrect – the Daily Mail, who first ran this story, misread the editing history timeline – Christina Aguilera got the lyrics wrong, then a vandal added her version to the article (and it was quickly reverted). Check the article history yourself and you’ll see.

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