.On the one hand, we're only human. I would hope that I could be treated with grace when I goof up. Even if it is a glaring error. The Golden Rule applies here just as much as anywhere else.
.On the other hand, we're talking about a professional singer doing her nation's anthem at the most public event imaginable. How could this happen?
.For future reference: Any professional singer who has even a remote possibility of singing his or her nation's anthem should be responsible enough to memorize the lyrics, and stand ready to do the best rendition possible... or decline the invitation to sing it. The song has four verses, and they're only expected to do one verse. The song is about our flag, which represents our people. The singer also represents our people. It is a high honor and should not be taken lightly. At the very least, it should be treated with the same professionalism that earned the singer a celebrity status.
.As for Christina Aguilera. It happened. It's over. I don't like the idea of a harsh reaction to her song. Let me end on a positive note. (No pun intended.) The singers in this video did a beautiful job.