February 8, 2011
Christina Aguilera's tortured attempt at the national anthem prior to the Super Bowl was the worst I've ever heard. If there was ever a case of a singer falling in love with her own voice and then forgetting the words to the song, this would be exhibit A. It was worse than a wardrobe malfunction. The song deserves respect when sung, and getting the words wrong is just bad form. Form over substance is a mistake. Better to let an 8-year old sing it, or a fireman. At least I get chill bumps and a tear in the eye from them.
Friends have told me Roseanne Barr screeched out the absolute worst version a few years, but since I won't watch anything she does, thankfully I missed that one. I suspect she did that on purpose anyway.