Pop star Christina Aguilera opened last night’s SuperBowl, singing the national anthem in front of more than 100million viewers, but fluffed her lines.
The SuperBowl, taking place in Texas in the Dallas Cowboys stadium this year, is always opened with a powerful rendition of the American national anthem and this year was no different.
Unfortunately Christina got a line of words wrong. Where she should have sung, “O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?” she actually sang, “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming,” an earlier line with a slight variation.
The anthem is one of the biggest parts of the SuperBowl extravaganza, with the halftime show being the other.
This year’s half time show saw the Black Eyes Peas perform with Slash from Guns’N’Roses and Usher.
The SuperBowl isn’t a stranger from controversy. In 2004 Justin Timberlake ripped Janet Jacksons top off, revealing part of her breast, resulting in a $550,000 fine for the broadcaster CBS, although this was revoked 3 years later.
This year’s final say the Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in front of an audience of over 100 million viewers, making it the biggest annual event, second only to the football world cup, and ahead of Wrestlemania.