Sunday, February 6, 2011

Aguilera and butchering our National Anthem, no excuse

To be asked to stand up in front of a live crowd of thousands and television crowd of millions and sing. It is the largest, most watched sporting event by our nation, the Super Bowl. Can you imagine what it would be like, the honor it would be to stand up and honor our nation by singing the National Anthem?

I would think if I was in that position I would make sure that I knew the words. No, I know I would know the words. However, I guess Christina Aguilera over looked that. Everyone can make a mistake, we are human. It is going to happen. With that being said, I feel the mistake she made is unacceptable. She is not the first one to forget the words or botch the Anthem. She will not be the last one either. I understand that. Yet, that does not make it acceptable. There are just some things in my eyes, I do not feel there is a justifiable reason.

I am sure many of you will feel that it is no big deal and she just made a mistake. How about asking the serviceman who are stationed in places all over this globe if it is a big deal. Ask the Congressional Medal of Honor recipient who was honored at the game if it is a big deal. It is a big deal. If you are afforded the opportunity to step forward and display your talents to honor our Nation, know what you are doing. I saw media review of the botched Anthem and they said, "she sounded very good and hit every note, even if the lyrics weren't right." Are you freaking kidding me? I would have rather heard her sound like a cat being shoved down a garbage disposal and get all of the words right.

I know I probably over react to many things pertaining to our country and our servicemen. It is the way I am. I don't plan on changing. I view these things, each time they happen, as another piece we have allowed to slip away if it is not addressed.  In closing, she still smiles and wave at the end.  Unbelievable.

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