Christina Aguilera on national anthem mess-up: 'So shoot me!'

Apr 26, 2011 at 4:36 p.m. ET

Christina Aguilera is laughing off her national anthem mess-up. While chatting with Ellen DeGeneres about her new judging gig on NBC's The Voice, Aguilera opened up about the Super Bowl mishap.

Remember whenChristina Aguilera goofed the lyrics to the national anthem at the Super Bowl in February?

It's taken a few months, but The Voice judge says she is now able to laugh it off.

Previously, Aguilera made the following statement about the mess-up: "I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through." Today, Aguilera talked at more length about the National Anthem mishap when she sat down with Ellen DeGeneres while making the rounds to promote The Voice.

Aguilera jokingly said, "And that night I knew - I just knew I made myself a Trivial Pursuit question." We like her sense of humor!

But seriously, what happened? "I've been singing that song my entire life. I was known as the youngest anthem singer in my hometown... I sang for the Steelers... at the age of seven or eight," she explained, "I think I had a moment where I was at the Super Bowl, at 30 years old, and, you know, I... took in the moment a little bit too much.

Shoot me for appreciating the moment, but I was like, 'Here I am at the Super Bowl, singing in front of a team and in front of the world and remembering what it as like to be that young, and look where I made it now!' And it was like, 'Oh!'"

Christina Aguilera said she didn't realize the flub during her performance, but it was quickly pointed out to her as soon as she walked off the stage. Aguilera is all about getting up, brushing herself off and moving on.

She said she had a good laugh aboutmixing up the National Anthem lyrics, got over the mistake and proved to herself that she was "that much stronger." Ellen applauded Aguilera for singing it live and for her attitude after the gaffe.

Everyone makes mistakes. It's how you handle them after that fact that really matters, right?

Do you think it's time to give Christina Aguilera a break for her national anthem mess-up? Oh, and P.S., will you be tuning in to NBC's The Voice?