was horrendous. Why are singers allowed to sing the Star Spangled Banner this way. It should be respected and sung as written by Francis Scott Key, to the tune of a popular British drinking song. Since her singing was so awful, I didn’t stay in the den while her screaming voice boomed through the surround speakers. I also didn’t notice she had repeated the second line of the first stanza with a twist. What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming, became…What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming, instead of what she should have sung which was…O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? The fans at Cowboys Stadium who were perhaps happy Christina Aguilera had finished her rendition applauded and cheered her off the stage quickly. In case you haven’t heard her rendition of the Star Spangled Banner I will warn you not to click on the link. It is torture to hear her screams.
O! say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?