February 8th, 2011
01:18 PM ET
A minor league hockey team is offering Christina Aguilera a national anthem do-over.
The superstar singer botched "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Sunday's Super Bowl, substituting a line she'd previously sung for the one she was supposed to be on.
"I got so lost in the moment of the song that I lost my place," Aguilera said. "I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through."
The Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League said in a statement Monday that it understands how the moment could have gotten to the singing star.
"We witnessed your performance at yesterday’s Super Bowl and recognize and appreciate how difficult and intimidating it can be to sing our country’s National Anthem in front of a crowd of more than 102,000 and a worldwide television viewing audience of over 150,000,000," the statement said.
So the Crunch is offering Aguilera a chance to belt out "The Star-Spangled Banner" before its Feb. 19 game against the Rochester Americans when the moment might not be so overwhelming.
"This opportunity certainly gives you a forum to properly demonstrate just how well you can perform the anthem before an intimate crowd of 6,200 fans," the Crush statement says.
No word on whether Aguilera will take up the offer.
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