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Steven Tyler's National Anthem

Did It Suck?

1/22/2012 1:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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"American Idol" judge Steven Tyler is finding himself on the other end of the criticism this afternoon ... he's being mercilessly attacked for his rendition of the National Anthem today. 

Tyler, in a glittery New England Patriots scarf, sung "The Star Spangled Banner" before today's Raven/Patriots AFC Championship game. 

Popular sports site Bleacher Report posted the video under the headline, "Watch Steven Tyler Butcher the National Anthem." Jason Whitlock, columnist for FOXsports.com, tweeted, "Steven Tyler far more obscene than Janet Jackson's t*tty."

To us, he sounded exactly like you'd expect Steven Tyler to. But we ask you ...



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1.

Kari    

His voice didn't sound so great, but he really seemed to be giving it his all. That's the American way.

968 days ago
2.

GOD    

Meh.

968 days ago
3.

Craig    

I sounds like Steven Tyler. The song just doesnt suit his voice. He has a unique voice that does great with the rock he has sang throughout his career but a song like the banner with parts that require high notes would of course not work well with his voice. He did good none the less.

968 days ago
4.

abby    

He did just fine. Don't know what all the fuss is about.

968 days ago
5.

Little_Leota    

Seeing that it's one of the hardest songs to sing in the world...I think he actually sang it like the rest of us do. ♥

968 days ago
6.

Minxer    

"mercilessly attached", eh?

968 days ago
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roll3567    

no story here. just another guy singing one of the hardest songs for anyone to sing.

968 days ago
8.

mika    

just sing the dam anthem like it is :/

968 days ago
9.

Mike    

TMZ, you need to hire an editor. Was Tyler mercilessly attacked or as you had in your article, "mercilessly attached?"

968 days ago
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nusox n draws    

why does he have to dress like and idiot?

968 days ago
11.

Silverado Mom    

Looked like he did well. And it appeared quite cold outside. No big whoop.

968 days ago
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Silent Lurker    

it wasn't great but it was ok. TMZ is trying to stir up drama where there isn't any

968 days ago
13.

Seldombinlaid    

Steven sang it like Steven. No disprespect from him in it. Like the article said, "It sounded like Steven." Not his type of song. But he gave it his all.

968 days ago
14.

Lu    

Its a very hard song to sing. I thought he sang it in typical Steve Tyler fashion.

968 days ago
15.

Someone    

Not the best, because he does not have the TYPE of voice for it. Rock and roll yes, but not this song. But he tried so good for him.

968 days ago
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