5 Worst National Anthem Flubs

Don't worry, Christina, you're not alone
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2011 10:45 AM CST

(Newser) – Christina Aguilera is far from the first person to have bungled the national anthem. PopEater lists a few other high-profile, and hilarious, examples:

  • Jesse McCartney: At a 2009 NASCAR race, he managed to skip an entire verse within seconds of starting the anthem.

  • Michael Bolton: He forgot the words, and then quite possibly made it worse by very obviously looking at his hand—where he apparently had a national anthem cheat sheet.
  • Eli Young Band: Perhaps the worst offense of all, the singer totally blanked on the words and had to start over.
Click through for the last two offenders (or check out Joan Rivers reaming Aguilera for her mistake).

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