Shakira Flubs Colombian National Anthem At Americas Summit.
Ay chica…first the vicious sea lion and now this…I guess you can’t win them all. This week, during the Americas Summit, Shakira flubbed the Colombian National Anthem…not once, but twice in front of a room-full of international diplomats, including President Obama. She is facing quite a lot of criticism, especially after an edited version was uploaded to her official YouTube channel in an attempt to hide the mess-up.
Honestly, I can only understand about 10 words total with her unique Shakira “twang” but I’ll take the expert’s word on the botched lines. Apparently, instead of singing “ ¡En surcos de Dolores,” Shakira said “El surco de Dolores.” and “La libertad de sublime,” instead of saying “La libertad sublime .” My initial reaction was: “AND?”
Maybe it’s because I’m not Colombian…or maybe it’s because about 75% of gringos mess up on our National Anthem, but I think we should give her a break. I mean…did you see how bad Christina Aguilera screwed up during the Super Bowl? Bueno, this will all blow over soon! My advice to Shaki: just say “Lo siento” and move on!
Can you catch the mistakes in her performance?