Super Bowl 2011: Lea Michele versus Christina Aguilera

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We won’t know who won the 2011 Super Bowl for a few hours — so until then, can we decide whether Lea Michele or Christina Aguilera won the pregame singing contest?

Wearing a cream-colored car-length coat and tan slacks, Michele knocked out ‘America the Beautiful,’ right before Aguilera took the field in a little black Dolce & Gabbana suit to rock (some of the words to) ‘The Star Spangled Banner.’


Which diva did the better job, or was it a tie? No fair giving Aguilera an advantage just because she got the flyover as a finale.


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For the record, 4:24 p.m.: This post originally said Lea Michele sang ‘God Bless America’; the ‘Glee’ star actually sang ‘America the Beautiful,’ and we sang it right along with her and still typed the other song title. Thanks to commenters @lynebg, @Sheilah and @Mini for flagging the gaffe. Those who’d like to hear ‘God Bless America’ will have to settle for Tony Bennett‘s World Series version.

— Christie D’Zurilla

Top photo: Christina Aguilera sings the national anthem before the Super Bowl XLV game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Feb. 6 in Arlington, Texas. Credit: Charlie Krupa / Associated Press.