And Finally

Christina Aguilera issues statement after shaming America

By | Published on Tuesday 8 February 2011

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera sang the American national anthem at that Super Bowl thing on Sunday, but much to the dismay of Americans everywhere, she ballsed it right up. Like a total idiot, she got one line slightly wrong and now America is tarnished for all time.

For those who’ve somehow missed this major international crisis, she sang: “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last [and then something ending in ‘eaming’ that no one can agree on]”, when she should have sung “O’er the ramparts we watch’d, were so gallantly streaming”.

Coverage of this, in both the US media and on the Twitter, has been widespread, with many commentators wondering how such a thing could possibly have happened. A few ‘friends’ of the singer rushed to the tabloids to claim that the whole calamity was down to Aguilera’s wild drinking, adding that she has become completely out of control since she split from her husband last year. All because she fluffed one line of a song.

Aguilera yesterday issued a statement to try to calm the situation, saying: “I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my place. I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through”.

That seems fair enough, though some people are still moaning on about it. Okay, how about this: I’m not sure what any of the lines of the UK’s national anthem are after the first one, and I’m a little hazy on that. I am almost certainly a terrorist.