The national anthem is sung at sporting events, and most often sung by a professional singer, but sometimes by a pop star. As the Inquisitr reported, it does not always go as expected. In 2011, at the Superbowl, Christina Aguilera is one notable national anthem implosion.
“Instead of singing, ‘O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,’ she sang ‘What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming’. Again she tripped over the words, appearing to start a new lyric just before ‘through the perilous fight”
Although she was also voted by iHeartRadio users as the worst national anthem singer, sadly another has come along to messed up the words. Aaron Lewis, the former Staind rocker turned country singer, is the latest culprit in the long list of singers who can not seem to remember the lyrics to the U.S. National Anthem.
According to Fox 8 Cleveland, it was before Game 5 of the World Series early Sunday evening. Aaron Lewis, like many other stars, chose do his own take or rendition on the historical anthem. MTV News highlights the exact moment where Lewis seemed to derail.
“He got off to a good start, but then instead of singing ‘at the twilight’s last gleaming,’ he sang ‘What so proudly we hailed… were so gallantly streaming,’ a line that he sang again a short time later when it came around in its proper place.”
So unlike Aguilera, Aaron Lewis did not alter the words themselves, but forgot the order in which the lines went. Mr. Lewis, the former Staind vocalist turned country singer, might have managed to escape some criticism, but unfortunately it would appear he attacked Aguilera for her mistakes three years ago.
Blabbermouth reports that Lewis had some blistering words for the pop singer.
“I don’t understand how people that sing the national anthem can be so f***ing self-absorbed that they would try to change that f***ing song. If there is a single song in the history of this country that deserves no creative interpretation, it’s that one,” Lewis said of Aguilera in 2011.
Unfortunately for Lewis, many immediately took to Twitter to criticize him.
“All I can say is I’m sorry and ask for the Nation’s forgiveness. My nerves got the best of me and I am completely torn up about what happened… “
So, what are your thoughts? Do you accept Aaron Lewis’ apology, or was a case of what “goes around, comes around’?
Leave your thoughts below.