Kelly Clarkson sings the national anthem at the Super Bowl - What did you think?
Kelly Clarkson belted out "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XLVI football game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots on February 5.
Clarkson performed the song's tricky lyrics and notes without a hitch. It was her first time singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl but Clarkson has performed the song at major sporting events before including this past June at the NBA Finals.
During last year's Super Bowl, Christina Aguilera flubbed the lyrics to the song. The Grammy Award-winning pop artist was supposed to sing the line "O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming," but instead repeated an earlier line. She sang "What so proudly we watched at the twilight's last gleaming," which is the same line from earlier in the song but with the word "watched" instead of the word "hailed."
In November 2011, "American Idol" finalist Lauren Alaina forgot the lyrics about 17 seconds after she began to sing the "Star-Spangled Banner" at the NFL game.
Last month, Steven Tyler delivered a rock performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the AFC championship game that was met with some criticism.
Perhaps no one is more notoriously known for their problematic performance of the national anthem than comedian Roseanne Barr, whose performance at the 1990 San Diego Padres led to major backlash.
Alternatively, Whitney Houston's rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXV in 1991 is usually considered by some to be one of the best performances of the song and her performance was sold as a charity single. It later became a certified platinum hit.
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