Watched by over 100 million viewers, Aguilera, 30, sang the phrase “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming” instead of “O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming.”
When she learned she would sing the national anthem during the ceremony, the singer said: “I play the anthem since I was seven years and I must say that the Super Bowl is a dream become reality. I’m really excited to be part of something as iconic. ”
Witnesses told Popeater that the crowd at the Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas had reacted sharply to Aguilera’s blunder. “This was the biggest performance of her career and she blew it,” a source said. “To mess up the lyrics was a disaster.” The public also widely commented on the case on Twitter. ” This is the biggest moment a singer/entertainer can ask for and she messed it up!” a Twitter user wrote.
As a result of this blunder, the singer apologized in a statement to the Associated Press, 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.”