else this performance by christina aguilera would have been wholly disgraceful.
and it's not just that she didn't know the words to our national anthem - in trying to put her own spin on the song, she came up with something that wasn't quite right - no meter, no passion, no awe, no joy.
compare ca's version from today, to whitney's version from 1991:
admittedly wh's voice isn't, today, what it used to be. however, she did a beautiful job and i believed then - as i do now - that she loves this country with her whole heart and soul.
at what point does the star who's singing become more important than the song he or she is singing?