Fergie defends Christina Aguilera

Los Angeles: `Black Eyed Peas` star Fergie has rushed to the defense of fellow Super Bowl performer, Christina Aguilera after the singer mixed up the words to the National Anthem.

The `Fergilicious` star who performed during the half-time gig, stood up for the star, saying it was a nerve-racking venue to play at.

In a statement today, Aguilera apologized, saying she got "lost in the moment" after fluffing the lyrics to the `Star Spangled Banner`.

But Fergie has jumped to the `Burlesque` hitmaker`s defense and told listeners during Dan Patrick`s radio show, "You know what? It`s such a huge venue, your nerves take a hold of you. I completely understand.

She`s one of the best singers of our time. Nobody can take that away from you. But you get nervous at these things. We`re human. Fergie also admitted that she felt her own performance was a little "pitchy".

"Some of my notes were pitchy to me. But it was so exhilarating. The whole thing was so big. That`s a once-in-a-lifetime thing," she said.

Headlines of `Star Mangles Banner` amplified the Aguilera`s error watched by more than 100 million people with viewers quick to criticize the star on blogs and social media sites, including Twitter.