Christina Aguilera Bungles National Anthem

'At the twilight's last reaming' ... ?

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 6, 2011 6:46 PM CST

(Newser) – There are three things you have to do when singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl: Look good, hit the right notes, and sing the correct lyrics. Christina Aguilera is two for three. Aguilera, who isn't exactly an anthem novice (she sang the song at Game 7 of last year's NBA finals, notes the New York Daily News), botched the lyrics. What she was supposed to sing: "O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming." What she actually sang: "What so proudly we watched at the twilight's last reaming."

Twitter went wild, notes the Daily News, which shares this gem of a Tweet: "Egypt thanks Christina Aguilera for botching the national anthem and bumping them off the Twitter trending list." (And she wasn't the only celeb dealing with an embarrassing Super Bowl moment. Click for Cameron Diaz's blush-worthy moment.)

Singer Christina Aguilera poses for photographers before the start of the NFL Super Bowl XLV football game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.
Singer Christina Aguilera poses for photographers before the start of the NFL Super Bowl XLV football game Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Christina Aguilera and boyfirend Matthew Rutler arrive for the NFL Super Bowl XLV football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. Aguilera will sing the national anthem before the game.
Christina Aguilera and boyfirend Matthew Rutler arrive for the NFL Super Bowl XLV football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. Aguilera...   (AP Photo/Charlie Krupa)
Pop star Christina Aguilera sings the national anthem before the NFL Super Bowl XLV football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Pop star Christina Aguilera sings the national anthem before the NFL Super Bowl XLV football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.   (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Christina Aguilera sings the national anthem before the NFL football Super Bowl XLV game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.
Christina Aguilera sings the national anthem before the NFL football Super Bowl XLV game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Singer Christina Aguilera stands on the field before the start of the NFL Super Bowl XLV football game between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.
Singer Christina Aguilera stands on the field before the start of the NFL Super Bowl XLV football game between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Christina Aguilera sings the national anthem before the NFL football Super Bowl XLV game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.
Christina Aguilera sings the national anthem before the NFL football Super Bowl XLV game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.   (AP Photo/Charlie Krupa)
Christina Aguilera sings the national anthem before the NFL football Super Bowl XLV game between withe Green Bay Packers  and the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.
Christina Aguilera sings the national anthem before the NFL football Super Bowl XLV game between withe Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.   (AP Photo/Charlie Krupa)
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