Last night was the Super Bowl- I'm sure most of you knew this already. Did you watch it?
What's your favorite part of the Super Bowl? Is it the game? The halftime show?
For me, personally, My favorite thing about the Super Bowl is the National Anthem. If there is one thing that can choke me up in a heartbeat- it's that song. It's beautiful.
Last night, For those of you who didn't watch, Christina Aguilera messed up. I am a fan of Christina Aguilera, however I was disappointed that she, in my opinion, butchered the song. The woman has a beautiful voice, but her talent wasn't 100% showcased last night- again, this is just my opinion.
It is however, undeniable that she completely missed some lyrics. Which was what was so disappointing. It's not the first time she's sang this song at events.. and although she is human, she was paid quite a bit of money to preform last night. It is her job, and is expected for her to do it right- after all, she's not just starting out in this business.
Some people are offended by her mishap, I however am not offended. I just shake my head in disappointment. I understand that she is human. However, it seems like with the Super Bowl, music artists try to go far too over the top. Trying to showcase their full vocal range, wailing and screaming.. and This is a song that doesn't need all that. The song, to me, is simply beautiful in it's self. It doesn't need to be "over done".
Keep it simple, remember the lyrics.. FEEL the lyrics and let the meaning soak in. Then maybe, just maybe The National Anthem- The Star Spangled Banner will have more of a meaning to it instead of celebrities making a contest to see who can go more over the top with it.
Whitney Houston- You will forever be my favorite Super Bowl anthem singer.