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Aguilera nailed the Anthem (in rehearsals)

Posted on: February 8, 2011 3:01 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz has found video of Christina Aguilera’s rehearsal of the National Anthem she so badly flubbed Sunday. This video was from Saturday, and frankly, she sounds pretty damn awesome.

She also nailed the “O’er the ramparts we watched …” passage.

It’s also rather telling that she cuts it off midway through because she obviously felt she was good to go.

It’s unfortunate she couldn’t pull off this version for Sunday’s performance. If she had, the national dialogue about her would have been much, much different.

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Since: Nov 19, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2011 3:48 pm

Aguilera nailed the Anthem (in rehearsals)

Change the national anthem?  Go back to Russia you communist bastard!

In all seriousness though, this two or even three (America the Beautiful) national anthem crap has to stop!  Im getting tired of this patriotic nonsense getting shoved down my throat at every sporting event I watch or attend.   "God Bless America" has become our unofficial second national anthem, and it is being played entirely way too much!  Isnt one national anthem enough to pander to the masses?  I understand if NY wants to do it during the 7th inning stretch with the 9-11 ordeal and all, but I much prefer the religionless and frankly better iconic song "Take Me out to the Ballgame".   I dont know about anyone else, but I prefer to keep my nationalism, religion, and sports separate.   That and all these songs truly take away the importance of playing our only one and true national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2011 3:20 pm

Aguilera nailed the Anthem (in rehearsals)

She's nailed a lot of other things in her life time  So she botched a terrible song that used to be a british drinking song.  So what?  At least she actually attempted to sing it unlike Jewel that lipsyncing faker.  I'm sure her career will have a slight resurgence now because she jacked it up.   Either way, the national anthem needs to be changed to America the Beautiful.  That glee chic did a great job on it.  Now I just need to find a way to get her to do a great job on me.

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