Christina Aguilera Invited to Sing National Anthem at Syracuse Crunch Game
Virtually everyone has probably heard it by now.
In front of more than 100,000 fans and millions of viewers around the world, pop singer Christina Aguilera flubbed the words of the Star-Spangled Banner before Super Bowl XLV.
As the internet practically exploded with comments about her error, the American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch -- affiliated with the Anaheim Ducks -- have found an opportunity to pick up some publicity, along with a pretty famous anthem singer.
The Crunch have invited Aguilera to perform the national anthem at their home game Feb. 19. The team sent a letter to the singer, detailing their invitation.
"We witnessed your performance at yesterday's Super Bowl," the letter says, "and recognize and appreciate how difficult and intimidating it can be to sing our country's national anthem in front of a crowd of more than 102,000 and a worldwide television viewing audience of over 150,000,000.
"At this time we would like to invite you to re-perform the Anthem at our home game on Saturday, Feb. 19 against the aptly named Rochester Americans. This opportunity certainly gives you a forum to properly demonstrate just how well you can perform the anthem before an intimate crowd of 6,200 fans in the heartland of America -- Syracuse, N.Y."
The team says they will make a donation to benefit U.S. troops on behalf of Aguilera's performance, should she agree to make the appearance.