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Nah. Really put off by the commercial aspect of the Super Bowl. I half expect the players to stop playing and act out a Gillette commercial. Super Bowl? Sports equivalent of spray on cheese.

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'I got lost in the moment': Christina Aguilera apologises after fluffing the lines to the National Anthem at the Super Bowl




By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 5:55 PM on 7th February 2011





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Christina Aguilera has been forced to apologise after mixing up the words to the National Anthem during the Super Bowl yesterday.


The 30-year-old singer, who was chosen to sing the Star Spangled Banner before the game started yesterday, claims she 'got lost in the moment' during her performance.

Headlines of 'Star Mangles Banner' amplified the error watched by more than 100 million people last night, with viewers quick to criticise the star on blogs and social media sites, including Twitter.


Sources say she was incredibly upset after her performance, and decided to head home rather than attend any celebratory after-parties.


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article-1354005-0D11CCCB000005DC-441_634x365.jpg Slip up: Christina Aguilera performed The Star-Spangled Banner to open the Super Bowl in Texas, but messed up the lyrics



article-1354005-0D11CFCC000005DC-205_634x422.jpg Whoops! Christina previously performed during the half-time show at the 2000 Super Bowl


In a statement released today, Christina said: 'I got so lost in the moment of the song that I lost my place.'

She continued: 'I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and the true spirit of it's anthem still came through.'

What she should have sung in the middle of the song was: 'Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming.'

But what she sang instead: 'Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, What so proudly we watched at the twilight's last gleaming.'



article-1354005-0D11CF68000005DC-39_634x417.jpg Apology: The singer later said: 'I got so lost in the moment of the song that I lost my place'



At first, it appeared she had been copying the lyrics on the Wikipedia entry for Star Spangled Banner, but now it seems someone quick off the mark had amended the entry to match her version within seconds of the performance.

The user-generated online encyclopaedia was keen to stress today that it had checked its site history and the initial version was correct.

Viewers at home were quick to take to Twitter to point out Aguilera's slip-up.

'Christina Aguilera just killed the National Anthem bet by singing the wrong words,' tweeted @darrenrovell within seconds of the mistake.


article-1354005-0D11CED8000005DC-887_634x478.jpg Flawless: Glee star Lea Michele belted out America The Beautiful before Aguilera took to the stage



article-1354005-0D121EAD000005DC-409_634x409.jpg Victory: Green Bay Packers' Chad Clifton hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers to win Super Bowl XLV at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas last night




article-1354005-0D12205E000005DC-823_634x465.jpg My daddy won the Super Bowl: Daughters of Packers players celebrate in in confetti after their team won America's biggest sporting event




'I'm pretty sure Christina Aguilera just messed up the lyrics to the Star-Spangled Banner,' jo__baby‎ commented.

And justinjboone‎ posted the message: 'That was officially the saddest moment of Christina Aguilera's career.'

During the performance military jets flew overhead to huge cheers from the crowd assembled at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

article-1354005-0D121355000005DC-596_634x474.jpg It all came right in the end: Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson fails to catch the ball as Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Anthony Madison tackles him last night




article-1354005-0D11DE81000005DC-877_634x286.jpg All-star audience: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas watched alongside a distracted-looking Ashton Kutcher, while former President George Bush and wife Laura Bush sat in front







Commentators: Jennifer Aniston (left) and her Just Go With It co-star Adam Sandler took part in a pre-game broadcast



Christina previously performed during the half-time show at the 2000 Super Bowl.

Earlier Glee star Lea Michele warmed up the crowd with a rendition of America The Beautiful, paving the way for five-time Grammy award-winning Aguilera.



You could call it the White House Beer Summit, Part II.

President Barack Obama is turning again to fermented alcoholic beverages to find common ground between antagonists, this time fans of the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

For his Super Bowl party Sunday evening, Obama is offering Yuengling Lager and Light, brewed in Pennsylvania, and Hinterland Pale Ale and Amber Ale, all the way from Wisconsin. Independents can pour down some White House Honey Ale if they like.


The rest of the menu for the 100 or so guests at the White House bash is tailgate-friendly even if served inside the Executive Mansion: bratwurst, kielbasa, cheeseburgers, deep-dish pizza and Buffalo wings with sides of German potato salad, twice-baked potatoes and assorted chips and dips.



Other stars who have sung the national anthem at the Super Bowl include Carrie Underwood, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Mariah Carey and Beyonce Knowles.

Meanwhile, the fans had a a ball at the Super Bowl, where the Packers beat the Steelers, dressing up in all sorts of wacky outfits as they forgot the snow and freezing fog to have a super time.

They poured into Dallas to watch the biggest sporting event in the American calendar - as welcome sun melted much of the ice and celebrities turned Dallas into party central.


The favoured Packers managed to overcame key injuries, beating the Steelers 31-25. They were only the second number six seed to win the championship. Coincidentally, the 2005 Steelers were the other.


The showbiz A-list was in town were led by Hollywood stars Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Owen Wilson, Aston Kutcher and wife Demi Moore, singer Nicole Scherzinger and Pamela Anderson.





Party of the year: Calista Flockhart, husband Harrison Ford, and John Travolta joined the A-list at the game



But it was the fans who appeared to have best fun as they soaked up the atmosphere.

The game is took place at the high-tech, $1.2billion Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, where workers and the fire service were attempting to remove every last piece of snow from the domed roof yesterday.

Organisers are taking no chances after sheet ice fell from the stadium's 91-metre high roof on Friday, hospitalising seven people.








article-1354005-0D117EE1000005DC-867_634x286.jpg Howdy: Steve Huntington, of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, and Kevin Fitzpatrick of Banders, Texas, get in the swing of things outside Cowboys stadium






Mask of victory: William Huffman of Dixon, Illinois and cheesy head-turning lady Ali Gentry from Phoenix




Photographer Win McNamee's shoulder was broken in four places by the falling ice. He told the Dallas Morning News: 'Honestly, while it was hitting me, I was thinking I'm going to die here. It was pretty frightening.

'I covered a war, I covered the stuff in Haiti last year. You always figure if something is going to happen it would be in one of those places - not at a football game.'



Pittsburgh steelworkers have been warned they will face 'severe disciplinary action' if they fail to turn up for work today or tomorrow.


A memo has told workers in the Clairton, Irvin and Edgar Thomson mills they will be carpeted if they take a day off 'without just cause.'


The United Steelworkers union has criticized the note from from U.S. Steel.


USW International vice president Tom Conway responded to it with an e-mail - in black-and-gold type - the Steelers' colours.

He suggested adjusting schedules so volunteers who don't want to watch the game can work during it and that lost production during the eight-hour event could be made up later.




Several marquees and temporary structures were also badly damaged.

The Dallas-Fort Worth area was hammered with back-to-back winter storms in less than three days which initially brought ice and bone-chilling winds then dumped six inches (15 centimetres) of snow early Friday morning.


More than 1,000 flights into the area were cancelled in snow storms within the last seven days.


Those lucky fans who have managed to get to into Arlington could well be in for travel chaos as they attempt to leave, with more freezing rain, sleet and snow forecast for the beginning of next week.

An NWS spokesman added: 'Significant and widespread travel impacts will be possible across all of North Texas by Wednesday morning.'

Yesterday the Sheraton Hotel had to close its underground parking garage when melting snow flooded the first floor of the car park.





The Sheraton is the main media centre for the 5,000 accredited reporters for today's game.


article-1354005-0D11B5F3000005DC-757_634x472.jpg Cheeseheads: Packers' fans with sunny smiles lap up the atmosphere ahead of the game



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1354525/Super-Bowl-2011-Christina-Aguilera-apologises-fluffing-National-Anthem-lines.html#ixzz1DJ0Uipll

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