"Glee" won the night as far as musical entertainment tonight on FOX. Millions of people who have never watched "Glee" were wowed tonight by Lea Michele's powerful voice and her beautiful pitch perfect rendition of "America the Beautiful" as part of the pre-game show. No stranger to big crowds as she was a Broadway actress well before she starred as Rachel Berry on "Glee" but this was most decidedly her biggest showcase yet.
Christina Aguilera on the other hand, one of the more famous female vocalists of our time did a bit of a hatchet job not only on the words to our National Anthem but her interpretation of the song was not well received by the fans in the stadium or at home. She was greeted with equal boo's to cheering when she finished the anthem. To be fair Christina Aguilera has been singing "The Star Spangled Banner" since she was eight years old and has sung it flawlessly hundreds of times but her Super Bowl XLV effort was not her best night.
Aguilera just released a statement explaining why she messed up the words tonight.
“I got so lost in the moment of the song that I lost my place,” stated Aguilera, “I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of it’s anthem still came through.” Source: Rap Up
You can see both of the Super Bowl performances in the video's in the gallery. Christina's word muff-up is about halfway through the Youtube. Also included is Christina at age eleven at a hockey game where she knocked it out of the park.
What did you think? Do you like it when famous singers put their own stamp on our National Anthem or do you like it sung in a more traditional fashion? Did you stay tuned for Glee? Which halftime did you like better? The Black Eyed Peas or the Cheerios and McKinley High School football team Thriller/Heads Will Roll Zombie halftime? Let us know in the comment section below.