Christina Aguilera Apologizes For Super Bowl National Anthem Goof

    The musical content at yesterday’s Super Bowl got off to an inauspicious start when Christina Aguilera messed up a line from the Star-Spangled Banner. The “O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming” part was skipped and replaced with a different line, and the singer has subsequently apologized for the mistake. “I got so lost in the moment of the song that I lost my place,” said Aguilera in a statement published by CNN. “I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and the true spirit of its anthem still came through.” At least Aguilera is in good company here—this same line reportedly caused Michael Bolton some trouble when he sang it at Fenway Park back in 2003 (see below).