So I think we all know what this post is going to be about.
On Sunday I sat down with my plate of nachos to watch the opening of the best commercials of the year the Super Bowl, only to find Christina Aguilera messing up the words to the national anthem. I had a good chuckle, and then went to get some potato skins. By half time, I was over it. But the rest of the world, apparently, was not. So I’m just going to say what needs to be said.
LEAVE. THE. GIRL. ALONE. AND. GET. OVER. IT.
Christina is not the first public figure to mess up the Star Spangled Banner, and she won’t be the last, either. In 1990 at a Padres’ game, Roseann spit and grabbed her crotch as she sang. R. Kelly butchered this sacred song at a boxing match. And in 2003 at Fenway Park, Michael Bolton actually stopped singing to consult his notes during the very same part that Christina messed up.
And at least she can sing! Her voice is awesome. Remember what happened when the mic picked up Hilary Clinton’s rendition of the Star Spangled banner during her presidential campaign in 2008? Politicians everywhere learned it’s better to just mouth the words than actually sing. With her very public divorce from Jordan Bratman and all the crazy rumors surrounding that (she puts them to rest here), plus the fact that she has been dragged through the mud for her role in this year’s biggest flop, Burlesque, the girl’s had a pretty tough year, and it’s time to let this go.
I mean, the poor girl is terrified to take the stage at the Grammys. And why? Because in her long, successful career this superstar with one of the best voices in the business messed up once?!
So let’s just put this whole mess is behind us and focus on the bigger issues here. Like her hair. You think she would have brushed it before singing at the Super Bowl…