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Fergie shows Christina Aguilera her support

The singer defends the anthem singer

Remember the time Christina Aguilera sang a “memorable” (no pun intended) rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” on Sunday? Only to be followed by The Black Eyed Peas’ and their greatest-hits-in-12-minutes set? Well, surprise surprise: Fergie has come to the defence of the pop star everyone (now) wants to hate – but not without commenting on her own performance, too.

On a radio show yesterday, the BEP frontwoman remarked, “Your nerves get take a hold of you. I completely understand. She’s one of the best singers of our tie. Nobody can take that away from you . . . But you get nervous at these things. We’re human.” (True. But the national album? In front of millions and millions of people? The words to “Beautiful”, yes, but “The Star Spangled Banner”? Really?)

But don’t worry, Fergie-Ferg was not without her own commentary, calling some of her notes “pitchy”, but maintaining that the experience was “so exhilarating. The whole thing. It was so big. That’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing.”

Well, she’s got that right. But if any of you caught the halftime show we all wanted to see, to watch the singer collaborate with Slash in a live setting was not the strong point of the multi-hour affair. But regardless of pitch or lack thereof, Fergie gets some kudos for showing Aguilera some sisterhood support – so when can we look forward to Gaga commenting on Britney?

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