Audio: Fergie Weighs In On Aguilera’s Anthem Flub

While singing the Star Spangled Banner before Super Bowl 45 in Dallas Sunday, Christina Aguilera lost her place‘ a couple times.

Christina Aguilera and Fergie at the Super Bowl

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Aguilera errored in singing “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming” instead of the correct lyric, which begins “What so proudly we hailed.”

Her “O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,” also repeated an earlier, errant lyric.

Super Bowl 45 halftime performer Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson of the Black Eyed Peas, who suffered no such memory loss during her performance, was sympathetic to Aguilera’s plight during an appearance Monday morning on the Dan Patrick Show.

When asked by host Dan Patrick if she was nervous performing on Sunday’s big stage, Ferguson said:

“Hell yeah I was nervous. Are you kidding me? Some of my notes were pitchy to me and that was just over all of the excitement and I was nervous, but it was just exhilarating. The whole thing was so big. That’s a once in a lifetime thing and it was just so exciting.”


Patrick also asked Fergie if “she felt for” Aguilera after the singer’s pregame gaffe:

“I did because you know it’s such a huge venue…your nerves just take a hold of you, so I completely understand. She’s one of the best singers of our time so nobody can take that away from her. And she’s obviously sang at Game 6 and Game 7 of the Lakers (NBA Finals). You know, you get nervous at these things. We’re human.”

Nice of Fergie to remember:


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