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Christina Aguilera's National Anthem Performance Ranked The Most Cringeworthy Rendition In New Poll

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Christina Aguilera sings the national anthem during Super Bowl XLV between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers at Cowboys Stadium on Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) | Getty

The list of artists who've aced the national anthem is impressive, but the ones who've butchered it are probably more fascinating. And according to a new iHeartRadio survey, many have indeed flubbed their performances of the country's theme song. A significant majority of those polled feel Christina Aguilera's infamous 2011 rendering -- during which the singer replaced "What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming" with "What so proudly we watched at the twilight's last gleaming" -- clocks in as the worst performance.

The rankings of the most "cringeworthy" national anthem performances are:
1. Christina Aguilera (2011 Super Bowl) -- 35.9%
2. Steven Tyler (2012 AFC Championship Game) -- 24.7%
3. Kat DeLuna (2008 NFL Game) -- 13.1%
4. Michael Bolton (2003 ALCS) -- 9.6%
5. Scott Stapp of Creed (2005 NASCAR Ford 400) -- 9.0%
6. Luke Bryan (2012 MLB All-Star Game) -- 7.6%

In keeping with the America-themed surveys, 27 percent of iHeartRadio listeners feel that Bruce Springsteen is the most quintessential American artist. Check out the full list:
1. Bruce Springsteen -- 26.6%
2. Lynyrd Skynrd -- 24.3%
3. Elvis Presley -- 19%
4. Carrie Underwood -- 9%
5. Jay-Z -- 8.7%
6. Taylor Swift -- 7.4%
7. Madonna -- 5.1%

And finally, what isn't more American than critiquing Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's choice for baby names? Nearly 34 percent of respondents decided Lil' Kim would be the best alternative to North West, while a close 33 percent felt Central Park would be more ideal. Slightly further behind are Baby Yeezus (19 percent) and South by South (15 percent).

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