Christina Aguilera Forgets Words in Super Bowl National Anthem (VIDEO)

By: Mike Hess / February 6, 2011

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The pressure of Christina Aguilera‘s big Super Bowl moment seems to have gotten to the songstress, who forgot the words to the National Anthem as the country watched.

All was going well for Aguilera until about 40 seconds into the tune, when she replace “O’er the ramparts we watched” with “what so proudly we watched. After the slip-up, Aguilera seemed a bit rattled, but eventually got back on track and belted out the rest of the lyrics verbatim.Explaining the slip-up, Aguilera tells UsMagazine.com: “I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my place … I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through.”

She even breathed a sigh of relief before hammering out the final “brave” to a rousing ovation. Check out the video below: