Lauren Hart On Christina Aguilera’s National Anthem Flub

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Lauren Hart, Flyers anthemist, was on with Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team on Tuesday morning.

Hart talked about Christina Aguilera’s national anthem flub at the Big Game in Texas.

Instead of singing — “O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?” – Aguilera actually sang, “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming?”

Aguilera released a statement on Monday apologizing and said she simply lost her place.

Hart, who has sung before countless Flyers’ home games, sympathized with Aguilera.

“I just felt terrible, I felt really sorry for her,” Hart explained.

Hart was asked if she ever gets concerned that she might stumble or even forget the lyrics.

“I do. Anyone that’s performed or been on stage knows there are those times when your mind just shuts down and just turns off.”

Hart said that some of the sentences of the anthem sound familiar and can be confusing. However, she said that she has never messed up singing the national anthem.

Lauren Hart is the daughter of the late legendary voice of the Flyers Gene Hart.

Listen To What Hart Had To Say …

Reported by Steve Beck, CBS Philly

  • troub1eman

    she just messed up…..i bet she feels bad……it was terrible but its not like shes playing it on electric guitar, which is in my opinion good sounding but disrespectful or doing an opera version which is annoying….but thats just my opinion i understand people like different stuff (“jazzed up ” or what have you)….so i listen and choose to enjoy the version thats presented because of the song…..and dont give me hart, angelo just has a hard on for her…she doesnt sound all that great and the flyers should pass the mic to someone else sometimes….and not kate smith’s God Bless America, which is history but i’ve had enough of that…..but if they choose to play that one … ill listen and like it.

  • Lois

    If perfomers weren’t so concerned with their “style,” they might remember the words. This anthem should be sung with reverence and dignity. Why must people “jazz” it up? The flub notwithstanding, the rendition was disgusting.

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