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Cyndi Lauper Flubs National Anthem at 9/11 U.S. Open Semi-Finals (Video)

Cyndi Lauper
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Viewers react on twitter after the singer messes up the lyrics on live television.

Sporting a super-short dress emblazoned with the Statue of Liberty and immediately after holding a moment of silence for the victims of 9/11, Cyndi Lauper is now being widely criticized on twitter for mistakenly botching the lyrics of the National Anthem at the U.S. Open semi-finals Saturday night.

Lauper sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the women’s semi-final match between Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki.

“O’er the ramparts, we watched as our flag was still streaming,” Lauper sang, instead of “O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming.”

Just as they did after Christina Aguilera botched the same lyrics during the 2011 Super Bowl, Americans who were outraged as they watched and were outraged took to their twitters. (Watch the video below.)

 

BrookeWeisbrod Brooke Weisbrod 

And here come the Cyndi Lauper messing up the anthem tweets. #usopen

 

GregChan_Agent Greg Chan 

Omg cyndi lauper just screwed up the national anthem.. It was like a synopsis of 3 different lines. Gotta love the goonies tho.

 

roxannestclaire Roxanne St. Claire 

The flag was still streaming??? Cyndi Lauper DESTROYED the Star Spangled Banner at the #usopen.

 

jon_wertheim Jon Wertheim 

Oh boy, cyndi lauper goes all aguilera on these national anthem lyrics

 

NewRougeSton C.T. Louis 

Move over Christina Aguilera... Cyndi Lauper says I can flub the Anthem too #usopen

 

BaisdenLive Michael Baisden 

Ok, I love Cyndi Lauper but she just butchered the Star Spangled Banner at the US Open! Wow - It's Ok Cindy, I know you were nervous! -

 

Miss_Erin85 Dr. Erin Wilson 

Wowww Cyndi Lauper just messed up the words to the National Anthem...and a fan screams out, 'Crackhead!' Lmao! #gottaloveNY