Cyndi Lauper is being widely criticized on Twitter for botching the lyrics to the national anthem at the U.S. Open during an otherwise moving remembrance of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.
Cyndi Lauper sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the women’s semi-final match between Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki.
“O’er the ramparts, we watched as our flag was still streaming,” Lauper sang, instead of “O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming.”
Just as they did after Christina Aguilera botched the same lyrics during the 2011 Super Bowl, Americans who were outraged as they watched and were outraged took to their twitters.
Cyndi Lauper flubs national anthem lyrics during U.S. Open 9/11 commemoration viewers react on twitter by there tweets here are few of them
BrookeWeisbrod Brooke Weisbrod
And here come the Cyndi Lauper messing up the anthem tweets. #usopen
GregChan_Agent Greg Chan
Omg cyndi lauper just screwed up the national anthem.. It was like a synopsis of 3 different lines. Gotta love the goonies tho.
roxannestclaire Roxanne St. Claire
The flag was still streaming??? Cyndi Lauper DESTROYED the Star Spangled Banner at the #usopen.
jon_wertheim Jon Wertheim
Oh boy, cyndi lauper goes all aguilera on these national anthem lyrics
NewRougeSton C.T. Louis
Move over Christina Aguilera… Cyndi Lauper says I can flub the Anthem too #usopen
BaisdenLive Michael Baisden
Ok, I love Cyndi Lauper but she just butchered the Star Spangled Banner at the US Open! Wow – It’s Ok Cindy, I know you were nervous! –
Miss_Erin85 Dr. Erin Wilson
Wowww Cyndi Lauper just messed up the words to the National Anthem…and a fan screams out, ‘Crackhead!’ Lmao! #gottaloveNY
Cyndi Lauper tweeted shortly after her performance saying:
“Whew, I just did the anthem for the US open. It was an awesome experience. I got choked up in the middle remembering 9/11. The moon shone done on us and I tried to say a prayer at the same time. I hope I didn’t mess up too bad. I wanted it to be comforting.” Xcyn