...unfortunately, not in a good way. Last night, Christina Aguilera sang the National Anthem at the opening of Superbowl XLV. Unfortunately she, flubbed a line or so and hit some sour notes.
I found the article on ABC's website to be the most even handed the celebrity faux-pas:
As the article mentioned, Christina wasn't the worst National Anthem offender. Other websites, like CBS, made excuses for her (stage fright), while others, like MTV, thought she did fine. Christina said she got caught in the moment and lost her place.
Eh. Could happen to anybody. At least she didn't deliberately sing off-key like Rosanne Barr did. And besides, she's much more attractive than Rosanne...
But beautiful or otherwise, the National Anthem should be sung in it's traditional manner.
Note to celebrities:
Do not add any of your spin, soul, funk, jive, jazz, do-wap, boo-boo-bee-boop, or your "style" to any song with words like "National," "America," or "Anthem" incorporated in the title. They are not your songs to mangle as you please--they are our country's. So show them the respect they deserve. (And in turn, you'll win more respect for yourself).