Christina Aguilera Joins Super Bowl XLV's Bill As National Anthem Performer

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Is there anyone in the world better suited to sing the National Anthem than Christina Aguilera?

Probably, but the NFL and Fox obviously don't think so, which is why they just confirmed that the Burlesque star will be tossing vocal runs into every nook and cranny of the song at the top of Super Bowl XLV.

Add her to the Black Eyed Peas, who will perform at this year's halftime show, and you've got the lowest common denominator for Super Bowl entertainment. But, hey, it sure beats a bunch of old guys playing 40-year-old hits, right?

Actually, we'll still take the old guys.

Just make sure your crystal is secured in a sound-proof room when she gets to the part about "the land of the free..."

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