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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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31.

RobLo    

He is definitely not going to "Hollywood"

823 days ago
32.

Roadie    

Any tour/road management will stick by the 55 degree rule of "ANY" gig for "ANY" vocalist. As cold air regardless of the length of performance strains the vocal cords hence the results. Not to mention he is a multi-platinum artist, no reason to crucify here and a total recall of the lyrics thus a "Kudos" should applauded.

823 days ago
33.

EDITA ON STEROIDS    

it wasnt that bad..as you all sit lazily from your couches criticizing a talented accomplished successful singer/songwriter.

823 days ago
34.

Christopher     

Butchered it worse that Roseanne Barr. Dude need to go away for good. He was great in the 70's and 80's but stop singing please and resume your selling out.

823 days ago
35.

BH    

My ears are still bleeding and it's 1/2 time. That was one of THE WORST renditions I've ever heard. (Anyone who thinks otherwise doesn't know how it's supposed to sound..)
Steve .... You're what .... 120 now? Sit down and shut up.

823 days ago
36.

PokerStar    

The SSB is tough one to do acapella. Keeping it real: I've heard much worse before and ST did a fine job hitting those high notes for his age, fa real. His voice is not up to par as it used to be, but his pitch was fine. Would he make AI? I doubt it, but he has already paid his dues and then some, so cut him some slack. If he wants to sing it in front of millions on live tv like that, he definitely has cojones for doing so.

823 days ago
37.

RGK    

Slow news day???

823 days ago
38.

Stormy    

Sounds like Stephen Tyler to me..... nothing here to see folks

823 days ago
39.

Kev the Realist    

He blew the lyrics in 2 places. If you are going to sing it Why the Hell can't you either remember the words or use cue cards. That and he looks painfully thin and feminine. men don't have long fingernails. That's the best teh Patriots could do?????????

823 days ago
40.

tired of hearing about them    

I thought he sounded a little pitchy dawg.

823 days ago
41.

Norman Parker    

Sang...he SANG. God I am sick of this.

823 days ago
42.

karlew    

Oh Yeah that sucked large. But that's Tyler, he's one of the best rock screamers around but he isn't really a singer.

823 days ago
43.

krktoday    

That is a very hard song for anyone to sing but especially for a guy. It wasn't that bad. Not like Rosanne Barr for gods sake. Give him a break.

823 days ago
44.

moveover    

Rosanne Barr's version was the all-time worst. THIS was the second worst. (50% bad voice ... 50% because he looks like a creepy old woman.)

823 days ago
45.

Boomers    

How can anybody even make a comment on the song it if you can't hear him singing the entire thing? Was that 39 Seconds at the end supposed to be the bad part or something?

823 days ago
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