Published April 27, 2011
In a chat with Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday, the singer explained why she thinks she botched the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner" in February.
"I was the youngest anthem singer in my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. I think I had a moment where I was at the Super Bowl at 30 years old. I took in the moment a little bit too much. Shoot me for appreciating the moment, but here I am at the Super Bowl . . . singing for a team and in front of the world. And remembering what it was like to be that young and look where I made it now," she said.
But she's not taking the embarrassing incident too seriously.
". . . That night I knew, I just made myself a Trivial Pursuit question. 'In 2011 what female singer, ya know, flubbed the lyrics.' It's just insane. But I had a really good laugh about it and you get over things. You get back up again and you just prove to yourself and to everyone you're that much stronger."