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The Most Embarrassing Moment..It Might Depend On Who You Ask!!

For those of us who watched the Big Dance of Professional Football, what took place before either Pittsburgh or Green Bay took to the gridiron was the performance of singer Christina Aguilera and her rendition of the National Anthem. Now personally I didn't see the performance, but the after-shock and ripple effect of what she did to the Anthem did, and probably still does, have people buzzing in the workplace or near somebody's water cooler as to how could she possibly mess up what's consider to most individuals a sacred piece of musical composition that pays homage to the United States of America.

Learning after-the-fact that she was singing before the start of the game, I began to think of Whitney Houston and Jennifer Hudson before her who both brought such passion and conviction to the lyrics of the song, I just automatically assumed (as I'm sure some of you may of thought the same) because Christina too has such a 'powerhouse' of a voice that she would deliver along the same lines as Jennifer or Whitney...but then the unexpected happened and she left out an entire verse to song, and created a somewhat, never-heard-of version of the same song!

Now should we fault Christina for not being better prepared to deliver one of the most patriotic hymns of our time? It's been known that she's sung the National Anthem hundreds of times at other venues and events since she was likely still a young Mouseketeer with the Mickey Mouse Club and she even NAILED a rehearsal of the Star-Spangled Banner before she took to the field at Cowboys Stadium for this year's Big Game....never mind the 'pressure' of having to sing in front of hundreds-of-thousands who were in attendance.  A better question- how many of US know the Star-Spangled Banner word-for-word from beginning to end without re-arranging the lyrics?!?

It may have been an embarrassing moment, depending upon who you ask...but should it also be a wake-up call for those in charge of booking singers to perform at one of the most-watched sporting events in the world to have a back-up, such as a teleprompter...just in case someone does FORGET THE LYRICS!!




 
02/08/2011 7:55AM
The Most Embarrassing Moment..It Might Depend On Who You Ask!!
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02/09/2011 8:21AM
GERRI PATTERSON
SHE "SHOULD" HAVE BEEN BETTER PREPARED FOR "HERSELF"...IT WAS "HER" REPUTATION ON THE LINE...NOT THE FANS OR ANYONE ELSE'S...BESIDES, IT'S THE COUNTRY'S "NATIONAL" SONG...DIDN'T SHE ATTEND SCHOOL IN AMERICA...SOME THINGS SHOULD STICK WITH US; IF NOT, SHESHOULD HAVE PRACTICE; PRACTICE; PRACTICE LIKE "I" WOULD HAVE NEEDED TO DO...ANYTHING WE "DON'T" USE...WE LOSE!
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