O say can you sing that again?
U.S. & World
“We’ve all made mistakes,” Cyclones General Manager Steve Cohen said in a press release on the team's web site. “But when most of us make mistakes, it’s not in front of 100 million people watching in every corner of the world. When a player makes a mistake, they usually don’t get a shot at redemption, but with a singer, that’s a different story.”
Instead of singing: “Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,” Aguilera belted out: “Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, what so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last reaming.”
Aguilera said in a statement after the performance that she could "only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through."
Don’t bet on the native Staten Islander to take up the Cyclones' offer, especially when the organization pledged to provide Aguilera with a sheet of lyrics “to prevent another mishap from occurring.”