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2011 Super Bowl: Christina Aguilera Gets Loud Applause For Singing National Anthem Incorrectly

The electricity inside Cowboy Stadium is building as we’re just minutes away from kickoff at Super Bowl XLV. As I write this, the captains of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers are heading to midfield for the coin toss.

Christina Aguilera just finished the singing of the national anthem, and though it wasn't a major gaffe, I can’t say that I was too impressed. The loudest roars during the anthem came when the massive scoreboard showed shots of our troops watching the game from abroad, as well as for former President George W. Bush.

I didn’t have my timer handy, but I wonder how the first prop bet of the Super Bowl ended up: that being the over/under on how long it would take Aguilera to make her way through the national anthem. My guess is she went under as it seemed like one of the shorter renditions I’ve heard on this type of big stage.

Game time is just minutes away!

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.