February 7th, 2011
03:12 PM ET
Christina Aguilera is getting a lot of flak today after she botched some of the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XLV. The singer says in her defense that she lost her place and got “caught up in the moment.”
I know performing the national anthem at the Super Bowl is perhaps one of the toughest live performing gigs out there. Even for the most seasoned pro, it’s an immense amount of pressure. While no one wants to see the anthem messed up, I think people need to give Christina a break. I’m sure she’s beating herself up pretty good today about it.
But what do you think? It’s our "Showbiz" Flashpoint: Is it fair to criticize Christina? Post your thoughts below.
Other big stories I’m fired up about today...
Simon Cowell’s got a $5 million challenge to “American Idol," and is Mike "The Situation” Sorrentino leaving “Jersey Shore” to star in movies?
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