ARLINGTON, Texas — Christina Aguilera says she flubbed a line as she belted out the national anthem at the start of the Super Bowl on Sunday night after getting lost in the moment and losing her place.

“I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through,” she said in a statement after the performance.

When she was supposed to sing the line “O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,” she instead repeated an earlier line, with a slight variation.

She sang, “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last reaming,” repeating and mangling an earlier lyric, with the word ‘watched’ instead of ‘hailed’ and ‘reaming’ instead of ‘gleaming.’

The mistake immediately set social networks abuzz with people commenting on the error.

She’s not the first person to mess up the lines of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” In 2001, Macy Gray was famously booed for her off-kilter rendition of the national anthem. She garbled the words at the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibition game in Canton, Ohio, her home state.

And in December in Kansas City before a game between the Chiefs and the Denver Broncos, Mike Eli of the Eli Young Band flubbed up the lines so badly that he had to start over.

Cowell may woo Abdul to judge ‘X Factor’

LOS ANGELES — The judging panel for Simon Cowell’s U.S. version of “The X Factor” has yet to be set and he suggested Paula Abdul is in the running.

During a teleconference Monday, Cowell reaffirmed that he’s a “massive fan” of Abdul, his former “American Idol” colleague. But he’s still deciding who will join him in judging his new talent contest and the panel won’t be announced for several weeks.

“The X Factor” is set to debut next fall on Fox. It has been successful in several countries since its debut in Britain in 2004. The winner will get a $5 million record deal.

Brinkley will join cast of ‘Chicago’ as Roxie

 

NEW YORK — The Tony Award-winning hit musical “Chicago” is getting a supermodel makeover – Christie Brinkley is joining the Broadway cast.

Brinkley will appear as the jailed killer Roxie Hart for an 11-week engagement from April 4 to June 19 at the Ambassador Theatre on 49th Street.

The 57-year-old model made her acting debut in 1983 opposite Chevy Chase in “National Lampoon’s Vacation” and its 1997 sequel, “Vegas Vacation.”

She also appeared on NBC’s “Mad About You” and hosted Lifetime Television’s “InStyle: Celebrity Weddings.”

Brinkley is the latest to play Roxie in the hit musical, now in its 15th year on Broadway. Others include Brooke Shields, Sandy Duncan, Marilu Henner, Bebe Neuwirth, Ashlee Simpson, Michelle Williams and Melanie Griffith.

Costello giving fans a spin

 

NEW YORK — Elvis Costello is dusting off his “Spectacular Spinning Songbook” for a concert tour that starts May 7 in Reno, Nev.

The device, a huge game show-like wheel filled with the names of 40 songs, is spun by invited audience members to help select part of the concert playlist that Costello and his band, the Imposters, will perform.

Costello used it on a mid-1980s concert tour. It was filled with a combination of well-known songs like “Alison,” a handful of obscurities and covers like Prince’s “Sign O’ the Times.”