Although she caught flak for flubbing the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Sunday’s Super Bowl XLV, uncovered footage from Christina Aguilera’s rehearsal shows no signs of error. While practicing the National Anthem at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, the powerhouse performer gave a flawless rendition of the patriotic tune, so confident in her abilities that she walked off before finishing the song.
In a statement, the pop singer later explained the gaffe. “I got so lost in the moment of the song that I lost my place,” she said. “I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of it’s anthem still came through.”
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