“I have been performing the [national] anthem since I was seven years old and I must say the Super Bowl is a dream come true,” Christina Aguilera gushed after it was announced she would perform before the year’s biggest sporting event.
But the pop singer’s performance Sunday evening left much to the imagination… namely the many words she rearranged and left out:
h/t Business Insider
About 50 seconds into her performance, Aguilera was about to sing the song’s fourth line, “O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming”, when she accidentally mixed the verse with the song’s second line: “What so proudly we watched, at the twilight’s last streaming.”
In the end, it probably wasn’t a good way for the Steelers to start off the game, with Aguilera herself having grown up in a town just outside of Pittsburgh.