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Christina Aguilera Botches National Anthem At Super Bowl XLV

Singers can go down in history for the way they sing the national anthem.  It has made careers and in some cases ended them - has Roseanne Barr done anything since the crotch-grab before a San Diego Padres game?  Christina Aguilera arguably has one of the best singing voices in music.  A bit of a screw-up during the National Anthem before Super Bowl XLV, however, could become what she is remembered for.

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When she was supposed to sing the line "O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?" she instead repeated an earlier line, with a slight variation.

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She sang "What so proudly we watched at the twilight's last gleaming," which is the same line from earlier in the song but with the word 'watched' instead of the word 'hailed.'

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