Christina Aguilera has spoken out about her infamous Super Bowl blooper, after she got the lyrics wrong to the national anthem earlier this year.
Talking on the Ellen DeGeneres show, the pop star shared her embarrassment over the song slip-up, despite her lifelong experience singing in front of thousands.
‘I had been singing that song my entire life. I was the youngest anthem singer in my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA….I think 7 or 8 years old.’
But everything became a little overwhelming for the mum of one this time round.
‘I think had a moment where I was at the Super Bowl at 30 years old. I took in the moment a little bit too much. Shoot me for appreciating the moment but here I am at the Super Bowl… singing for a team and in front of the world. And remembering what it was like to be that young and look where I made it now.”
She can laugh about it now though.
‘That night I knew, I just made myself a Trivial Pursuit question. ‘In 2011 what female singer, ya know, flubbed the lyrics.’ It’s just insane. But I have a really good laugh about it and you get over things. You get back up again and you just prove to yourself and to everyone you that much stronger.’
The patriotic former Disney star insisted she ‘got lost in the moment,’ adding, ‘I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and the true spirit of its anthem still came through.’