O! SAY CAN YOU…7 Celebrity Performances Of The National Anthem Gone Bad

Christina Aguilera

For celebrities, singing the “Star Spangled Banner” is the perfect opportunity to shine in front of a national audience…or fall flat on your face.

There is little room for error when you are singing a song that (mostly) everyone knows.

These celebrities learned that lesson the hard way.

From trying to remix the classic tune (seriously) to forgetting entire lines, we selected some of the most infamous celebrity performances of the national anthem.

Based on the amount of sporting events this long-weekend there will be plenty of opportunities to add to this list.

USA, USA!

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content=”And, of course, we had to include Christina Aguilera. The former pop princess dominated Super Bowl headlines with her performance at this year’s game.”
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