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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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Chanelrs    

It's funny how so many are making fun of him but yet they have to do it from their own home because they are no where near the top like he is!! He is NOT a singer, he's a screamer. He always has been. If you want it to sang a specific way then tell the NFL or whoever gets the talent to not get someone who screams. No diff then Roseanne Bar at the world series, what did they think she was going to do. She doesn't sing, she's a comedian. DUH!!

901 days ago
392.

PhilBabcock    

He did great. What did everyone expect, Barry Manilow? He sang like Steven Tyler sings and not too bad for being 63. He was serious and proud and didn't to make a joke of it like others have in the past.

901 days ago
393.

O_o    

it was typical tyler fashion. he's a screamer, not a crooner. get over it peeps.

901 days ago
394.

Dianne    

Steven Tyler sang the National Anthem like Steven Tyler of Aerosmith...if you want it to sound like Celine Dion they should have booked her.....YOU ROCK STEVEN

901 days ago
395.

KAREN    

ASK A ROCK AND ROLL LEGEND TO SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AND THAT IS WHAT YOU GET. JUST LIKE HENDRIX. LOVED IT!!!

901 days ago
396.

Karen Ericson    

Steven sang it the way Steven sings. He did not mess it up. He gave it his all He showed his love for this country.

901 days ago
397.

Cherie    

There was nuthin' wrong with THAT! Sounded good to me. He's after a rock 'n roll heart!

901 days ago
398.

Rockman    

Steven Tyler sings the National Anthem rock and roll style, so what?Sounded fine.It's not about perfection.If you want autotune go listen to Britney Spears.Robert Plant blew half the notes on some Zeppelin songs and jimmy page didn't give a crap.

901 days ago
399.

casey    

Of course it sucked !
He is not meant to sing accepella...ever !

Just a poor decision on his part

901 days ago
400.

s    

That's exacty what he should have sounded like!! This is Steven Tyler ya know!!!!

901 days ago
401.

Michelle    

Out National Anthem sucks, it is antiquated and negative...'bombs bursting in air". Let's get with the 21st Century and create a new positive one.

901 days ago
402.

michael blair    

The National Anthem by A Rock n Roll Legend! TOTALLY COOL, Go Steven Tyler!

901 days ago
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KAREN    

ASK A ROCK AND ROLL LEGEND TO SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AND THAT IS WHAT YOU GET. HE HIT EVERY NOTE AND GAVE IT HIS OWN STAMP!! JUST LIKE HENDRIX. LOVED IT!!! AWESOME!!

901 days ago
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Patriotic Joe    

What an abomination! A total lack of any musical talent.

Patriotic Joe

901 days ago
405.

Joy    

He sang it like Steven Tyler... Sounded like Steven Tyler...
OH Wait it was Steven Tyler!!
Who did they want him to sound like??? Maybe they should have asked them.
He sang it with heart and soul.

901 days ago
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