Christina Aguilera Opens Up About Super Bowl Fumble (Video)
April 26th, 2011 7:54pm EDT
Christina Aguilera sat down with Ellen Degeneres today to discuss her new show, her love life and her flub of the national anthem at this year's Super Bowl back in February.
But the singer is over her little mishap now and ready to move on with her new show The Voice, which debuts tonight on NBC.
Reflecting on her shining moment in front of millions of people on live TV, Christina tells Ellen, "I took in the moment a little bit too much... shoot me for appreciating the moment... but I was like, here I am at the Super Bowl, singing for a team and in front of, you know, the world."
The singer says that the incident is sure to become a "Trivial Pursuit question," but says that she laughs about it now and that "you need to get over things."
"You get back up again and you just prove to yourself and to everyone you that much stronger," she says.
And she knew the whole thing was bound to get out of hand once the press got a hold of the story.
She says, "I knew that the press was just gonna go in for the kill with it."
Ellen praised Christina's voice though and told her she didn't even notice the slip-up but only heard her "amazing" voice.
"I've been singing that song my entire life. I was known as the youngest anthem singer in my hometown," says the Pittsburgh native; who's also sung it at Steelers games (they played in this year's Super Bowl) since she was seven-years-old.
"I can't imagine a more nerve-wracking [thing]," Ellen said to her.
Christina has had a little bit of a rough year so far, with the Super Bowl incident being the least of her worries. After being spotted getting a little tipsy on a few occasions, followed by an arrest in early March, people began to wonder if she was going down the same path as Lindsay Lohan; however those few incidents seem to have faded away during the last month as she's spent alot of her time promoting her new show.