Christina Aguilera Offered Minor League Shot at National Anthem “Redemption”

By DANIEL MACHT
|  Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011  |  Updated 3:48 PM PDT
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Singer Christina Aguilera sings the National Anthem during Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. She's been given an offer to reboot her performance.

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Grammy-winner Christina Aguilera has reportedly fielded an offer to sing the National Anthem at a minor league baseball game, two days after her much-publicized Super Bowl blooper.

The Brooklyn Cyclones invited Aguilera to sing The Star-Spangled Banner at one of their home games this summer, The Associated Press reported on Tuesday.

“We’ve all made mistakes,” Cyclones General Manager Steve Cohen said in a press release on the team's web site. “But when most of us make mistakes, it’s not in front of 100 million people watching in every corner of the world. When a player makes a mistake, they usually don’t get a shot at redemption, but with a singer, that’s a different story.”

Aguilera -- the latest in a long line of performers to screw up the Francis Scott Key-penned anthem -- has continued to take heat since mangling the fourth line of the song on Sunday.

Instead of singing: “Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,” Aguilera belted out: “Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, what so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last reaming.”

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

Don’t bet on the native Staten Islander to take up the Cyclones' offer, especially when the organization pledged to provide Aguilera with a sheet of lyrics “to prevent another mishap from occurring.”

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