Cyclones Offer Aguilera Shot At National Anthem Do-Over

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Christina Aguilera has been invited to sing a do-over.

The Brooklyn Cyclones are offering the Staten Island native a chance to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” before one of the minor league baseball team’s home games this summer.

Aguilera botched one of the lines of the national anthem before Sunday’s Super Bowl in Arlington, Texas. The New York Mets’ Class A farm team extended the invitation Tuesday.

When Aguilera was supposed to sing the line “O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,” she instead repeated an earlier line, with a slight variation.

Cyclones general manager Steve Cohen said in a statement that “when a player makes a mistake, they usually don’t get a shot at redemption, but with a singer, that’s a different story.”

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She’s not the first person to mess up the lines of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” In 2001, Macy Gray was famously booed for her off-kilter rendition of the national anthem.

She garbled the words at the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibition game in Canton, Ohio, her home state. She later told The Associated Press: “That was definitely life’s most embarrassing moment.”

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  • Ralph Anthony Rags Morales

    Ahhhh some of you fascists need to settle down. I’m sure she woke up that morning looking to stick it to you.

  • Ellen

    She made a mistake, so what. It’s not like she was disrespecting anyone, she just made a mistake, so take it for what it is and don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.

  • Nick

    They just want another chance to laugh at her. Much like they did when they invited Brittany Spears to sing on MTV. They know she hit the wall and is on a rapid slide down. They just want a good laugh about it. So when can I see the clown?

  • Singing should not sound like torture

    The real challenge for Chrissie-cakes: Singing WITHOUT making every f&%#ing note an arpeggio from hell.

  • Rory

    Christina Aguilera should never, ever be invited to sing the national anthem again. She’s not even deserving to sing at a child’s little league game.

  • TonyToniTone

    Oh, well…….so Christina got so caught up in the screaming of the Anthem that she had a “Senior moment.” Honestly, her screaming overcharged high notes and then forcing out some extended low notes reminded me of Alicia Keys singing “No one.” Actually, I heard that A-Rod invited her to sing at some Yankees games. But, I think that he only wants to get her phone number. Anyhow, let’s take it from the top again Christina: Oh say can you Si ?………..!!!!!

    P.S. Don’t say “Si” to A-Rod !

  • jimbo

    i say leave her alone it could happen to anyone

  • RC

    In the scheme of things it’s not the end of the world, guys !!

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