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Christina Aguilera NAILS Super Bowl Rehearsal

2/8/2011 10:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Christina Aguilera sang an UNBELIEVABLE rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner" during Super Bowl rehearsals -- one of the best ever -- and she was so confident in her performance, she didn't even finish the song!!!

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TMZ obtained footage of the National Anthem rehearsals -- shot Saturday in Cowboys Stadium.

Christina not only gets all of the lyrics correct -- but the delivery was Whitney Houston-esque.

So much for the maxim practice makes perfect ...

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Xtina told the AP, "I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through."


Prince Kicks Kim K Off Stage During Concert!


Kim Kardashian was pulled onto the stage by Prince last night in NYC -- but he quickly kicked her off when she wouldn't shake her assets for him!

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The reality TV star and boyfriend Kris Humphries were in the audience for Prince's show at Madison Square Garden last night -- when he started pulling audience members from the crowd to come on stage to dance ... including Kim!

Telling the crowd "She might be too sexy," Prince picked out Kim and then waited for her to start moving ... and she completely froze! "Get off the stage!" he shouted ... and off she went.

 "OMG Prince just pulled me up on stage!!! I'm shaking!!!!" Kardashian tweeted at the show, "I was so nervous I froze when Prince touched me!!!!"

She reportedly got a second chance on stage, tweeting again later "Went up on stage AGAIN! This time I redeemed myself! We all danced while Prince played the piano! Wow! What a night!"


NFL Cheerleaders: READY? OK!


Just because there were no cheerleaders at Super Bowl XLV -- doesn't mean you should be deprived of their cheery goodness!

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You're welcome.


Aguilera's Anthem Slip-Up -- Is She the First?


Christina Aguilera famously flubbed the lyrics to the National Anthem before the Super Bowl, but surely she's not the only person to ever mess it up ... or is she?

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What's the Big Frigin' Difference?!


Give a glance at the following photos and see if you are skilled enough to spot the subtle differences!

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Guess Who This Girl Turned Into!


Before she got famous with her acting and killer body, this little girl from Tennessee liked to walk around the house in overalls and teddy bear tees.

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Celebrity Scramble!


Can you guess whose serious man mug was given a silly celebrity scramblin'?

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Victoria Beckham's Baby Bump!


Victoria Beckham has kept her belly under wraps since she and David Beckham announced her pregnancy -- but today we're getting our first look at her sprouting baby bump!

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Victoria was spotted earlier today wearing a loose fitting top, skinny jeans, a cute blazer and studded Louboutins when she arrived at Heathrow Airport in London for a flight -- proving that her personal style isn't taking a backseat to her pregnancy.

 "Victoria and I are expecting our fourth child this summer," Beckham told fans last month -- adding "The boys are very excited about the arrival of a new brother or sister."

Check out the pics to see Victoria's bump!

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46.

'Ol Grizzly    

Everybody males mistakes. However, to sound like you are having an orgasm while singing the National Anthem is unacceptable. The song is about our country and the men and women fighting to keep it free. The song is NOT about Christine Aguillera. I get sick when I hear our supposed artists ruin it the way Christine did.

1353 days ago
47.

DJ RalphyBoye    

You would think that Christina is the first person who ever missed a beat while singing the national anthem of the US, which is an incredibly difficult song to sing alone, much less in front of billions of people. Lighten-up, y'all, Geez.

Do you remember how track star Carl Lewis did it?? lol

1353 days ago
48.

Firehaven    

Hey Wictor? It's Martina McBride....LOL!!!

1353 days ago
49.

Julie    

This horrible woman singer should have never been asked to sing the "National Anthem". She was a disgrace to the U.S.A. and to the musical arena. She sang flat and as all of the rest of you know, she flubbed the words. The people who chose her to sing should be doubly ashamed.

1353 days ago
50.

Julie    

For those of you sho say that it is a very difficult song to sing, that does NOT give her an excuse. Either she is a good enough singer to sing it right or she isn't. Obviously, she isn't. Just remember the people who have sung it absolutely perfectly without batting an eye.

1353 days ago
51.

Debbie     

Why hasn't anyone mentioned Usher's nappy hair? Holy smokes!

1352 days ago
52.

Russ    

Christina did a lousy job with the National Anthem. On a positive note, I think 10 year old Jackie Evancho, runner-up on America's Got Talent last year, sang the National Anthem beautifully at the opening game of the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball game last year. She got a standing ovation - did not miss one word.

1352 days ago
53.

Greg    

She messed up--it's done--move on to next story!!

1352 days ago
54.

Hankin    

That sure looked like Cindi Lauper to me.

1352 days ago
55.

Femalevike    

IT IS OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM that Christina messed up. Regardless of who she is, how many Grammy Awards adorn her shelves, if she was nervous in front of millions, she is supposed to be a professional singer. Rosanne is not, and I found both equally appalling.

1352 days ago
56.

Diane    

Such a shame that Christina has gone from being a nice humble person to a hollywood freak.

1352 days ago
57.

cgvarno    

Give this most talented young woman, with a truly magnificent voice, who has had to compete in this crazy world of vocal acrobatics along with her likewise talented peers, a break. She did not grow up singing this every day as we did (I am approaching elder status...and my husband and I (both very patriotic) quized each other on the exact words while under pressure. Why do we always jump on folks who blunder a bit. Are we so far into this out of control Darwinian (who only recorded his observations and reached a conclusion...he did not endorse the actual phenomena). Christina, you did a magnificent job and it inspired me to watch the game. I was a cheerleader in highschool in another era, but never really understood the heroism of this sport. I cringe at injury...so it took your rendition of an American gem to give me the courage to watch. You go girl!!! Carolyn "C.G." Varno

1352 days ago
58.

cem     

Ok she is a great singer and beautiful but lets all admit that Super Bowl Sunday she needed a bit of advice. Her clothes, her hair, her makeup and than with the dramatics when singing the National Anthem was a bit over done. Ask anyone and it was just not the words that were missed - it was the complete package looks and voice.

1352 days ago
59.

Peter G.    

Christina is a DISGRACE to our Country, That FLAG means a lot
to our Military and she let them ALL down fighting for her to
make millions of dollars and mess it up. A 7 year old can do it
better than that. Maybe the people that picked her should look
around for a good one next year.

1352 days ago
60.

mike    

The reason she forgot the lyrics is obvious.This woman was so into her riffing and herself, she plain forgot what she was singing. I wish people would sing the melody and leave the riffing for the sax players..

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