When Kelly Clarkson performed the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, girlfriend nailed every single freakin’ note AND she remembered all the lyrics…unlike some people (ahem Christina). But get this, Kelly decided she wanted to “cheat” a little bit by using a lyric prompter so that she wouldn’t get skinned by the media if she accidentally flubbed.
And she even admitted that she begged her manager for a lyric prompter. She told The Bert Show, “I tried to cheat. I told my manager, ‘People are killing her (Aguilera)! Just have them up somewhere on video, we’ll make it look like it’s for the crowd!’ I felt so sorry for her – they killed her. Honestly, we’re human and how often do you sing that song? Never!”
But the teleprompter wasn’t exactly a lifesaver for Clarkson. She explained, “They didn’t do it right… I’d sing the line and it would come up with a delay. I was like, ‘Now it’s messing me up!’ so then I shut my eyes. You’d have thought the lyrics were on my eyelids, I had my eyes shut the whole time.”
I’d say she rocked it, teleprompter or not. I guess it’s best to be safe than get mutilated by the media!
Image via Getty Images