The U.S singer invited to perform the National Anthem at the 2011 U.S Open was True Colors singer Cyndi Lauper, but perhaps she forgot she was meant to sing the Star-Spangled Banner because what she sang sounded to me like a totally different song. Have a look at that moment in the video after the jump and don’t forget to share your thoughts with us!!
Who doesn’t love the 80’s? I do! Well except for the fashion which I think is a total crime. So putting that aside I do love everything about it and when it comes to music, Cyndi Lauper is the first name that comes to my mind, what about you? Years went by but she remains very dear to many of us so when I heard she was going to sing the National Anthem at the U.S Open I thought that was cool, interesting but still pretty cool, I really wasn’t expecting she was going to pull a Christina Aguilera.
Ms. Aguilera messed with the Anthem during the Super Bowl, the biggest event in American Football history so I guess when she did it it was highly criticized by fans, media and just pretty much everyone. Even my daughter’s classmates talked about it and they are 6th graders not even living in the U.S.
Cyndi, however, flubbed with the Star-Spangled Banner at a tennis match, which was not even the final match, but because it was so close to the 9/11 10th anniversary and she was even wearing a Statue of Liberty t-shirt, it might have some mixed feelings to many. I am just guessing but I think the outrage comment from the guy who posted the video on Youtube was pretty upset! And then confusion and regret was visible in her own face when a spectator shouted while she was singing, that moment will be in the second video posted below.
If you are wondering about the lyrics that Cyndi messed up, it was the line, “O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming” and what she sang was “O’er the ramparts we watched as our flag was still streaming.” Oh Noooooo!!!!!
Alright then let’s watch that video, and please tell me what you think and answer this question, do you think Christina’s mistake at the Super Bowl was more or less embarrassing than Cyndi’s at the U.S. Open?
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