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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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136.

Bree    

I didn't have a problem with it. It sounded fine considering all the screaming fans he had to try and hear himself over.

921 days ago
137.

Heather    

He was frickin' AWESOME!!!!! Leave him alone already. Sheesh, ya ask a rock 'n roll singer to sing the National Anthem, and he delivered BEAUTIFULLY. Reminds me of the old saying: Those who can do, those who can't, criticize. Rock on Steven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

921 days ago
138.

Craig McCarthy    

Suck? Beyond that!! He's an American..right? He got the words wrong on about 4-5 occasions!! It was a disgrace!

PATS FAN

921 days ago
139.

John    

he was high...acid will do that to you...and he's 67 (real age) he tells people he's 50

921 days ago
140.

mike    

If he didn't suck , why would you ask ? Its sad when old rockers get old ... Never knowing when its time to quit ... Also NEVER finding true love ... Totally SAD

921 days ago
141.

Bonnie    

We have heard better...He was singing the Aerosmith rendition. All big stars seem to want to put their on stamp on it.

921 days ago
142.

♥TMZ but ...    

he is Steven Tyler
who do you expect him to sound like???

921 days ago
143.

Bonnie    

It sounded like Aerosmith. I do like more traditional versions however.

921 days ago
144.

Truth    

HE SUCKED!! POINT BLANK, PERIOD. DUDE HAS A SCREAMING ROCK VOICE - HE SUCKS SINGING BALLADS. WRONG SONG, WRONG VOCALS, WRONG EVERYTHING... DUDE BLEW IT. HE DOESNT MAKE IT TO HOLLYWOOD. #TRUTH!!

921 days ago
145.

sdt    

I agree with Craig. Sounds like you would expect him to sound. He did a fine job. Much better than ANY of us could have done so quit judging. They knew what they were getting when they asked him to sing. :)

921 days ago
146.

badboy1    

It sounded just like Steven Tyler would sound, singing the National Anthem. What's the big deal???

921 days ago
147.

Grace    

I thought he sounded OK but I noticed he did screw up the lyrics. Why can't these people prepare better so they actually know the song? He must be a product of our public school system.

921 days ago
148.

Fan    

I LOVED IT!!!!!

921 days ago
149.

bluemc    

The Star Spangled Banner never sucks, no matter how bad you sing it. God bless America!

921 days ago
150.

arealrascal    

Disgusting. That bimbo who was on SNL last week was better than this.

921 days ago
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