If you haven’t seen the latest flub of our National Anthem, here you go:
The beautiful Christina Aguilera couldn’t remember some of the words. Who cares? I have total respect for her. She belted out probably one of the hardest songs to sing, LIVE at the Super Bowl, and made the general public pretend to care about the song. While we should sing patriotic songs of our country, would anyone say anything if we didn’t? Seriously, if the game just started as soon as the awards were presented, would Americans all over the country write the NFL commission for skipping the anthem? How many people know the words without the music behind you? I would argue, not a lot.
The point I am trying to make is Ms. Aguilera proved that if she sang the song correctly, we still would not put our hands over our heart, not take off our caps, and cheer when the song is almost over in hopes of rushing it along. Without her reminding us “the plane was still there,” people would have not talked about her performance at all. Is there any mention of Leah Michelle singing “America the Beautiful” on any blog? (Only this one.) She did great, and because of her stellar performance, we will leave her alone to the point we forget she was part of “the big game.” Frankly, “The Star Spangled Banner” has been flubbed so many times. Just a simple search of YouTube yeilds thousands’s of results. We pretend to care, when in actuality we only care that the story about a flag not being destroyed in a battle is not told correctly. The same way a small child corrects you when Humpty Dumpty forgot to have a big fall.
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