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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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451.

Sandy    

He didn't suck. Roseann sucked, among many others. The people who hired him to sing the Anthem knew his style, blame them! He sang it with more emotion and heart than 90% of what we are subjected to. I had my doubts at first but I think he did a great job. And, I am truly one of the harshest critics around on the subject. There are not many people who can even come close.

889 days ago
452.

Lisa Doyle    

He just sounded like Steven Tyler. If you don't care for his style of singing, wouldn't enjoy it no matter what but if you are a Steven Tyler fan, he did just what he always does. If you want a traditional sound of the National Anthem then select a traditional singer.

889 days ago
453.

greg    

I can say this , you country style anthem you put a country singer up there , you want a pop sound you get a pop star, you want rocking roll style you get rockin roll star . whats the big deal ? he did it in the style he's known for obviously he aint no celine deon , he's steven tyler . that was who ever is in charge's bad for making there choice without thinking of what he might do , I think he did a great job , concidering all the noise and choas in the stadium . at least he did'nt pull a rosanne barr .

889 days ago
454.

JG    

He sucked, plain and simple, if his voice isn't suited for the song why hire him?

888 days ago
455.

margaret    

People are complaining about his voice, his rendition...At least he knew the words. The biggest disgrace is when someone doesn't know the words. Leave Steve alone.

888 days ago
456.

shirley newton    

hell no not a thing Ste ven Tyler does could ever suk.

887 days ago
457.

paul    

I guess white men can't sing either

887 days ago
458.

jan    

Ask someone like Steven Tyler to sing the National Anthem, and expect him to loose the persona that made him famous, I think not, he did fine with the Anthem..... Because of the scream no reason to be upset, should have expected it.
Congratulations for being true Steven.

887 days ago
459.

PJTN    

WHO THE HELL PICK THAT IDIOT??!!

887 days ago
460.

MNcritic    

Hey, let's give credit where credit is due. I say, blame the person who booked him! They knew what they were going to get. They should take the rap for this. If put in ST's position for such a huge event, would YOU have turned it down? Stop your whining everyone!

886 days ago
461.

Elizabeth    

I don't get wtf is wrong with it. Sounds like Steven Tyler to me. He hit the note better than a lot of people would....and the scream...well, it's Steven Tyler....and I didn't see a problem with it.

886 days ago
462.

thesuz    

He sounded like Steven Tyler and he was NOT disrespectful to the song. I actually liked it because it was "real" and he put alot in it!!

883 days ago
463.

Jeremy    

he ****ed up the lyrics

863 days ago
464.

mmilon002    

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You need to keep up with all statistics.
It is a great way to get all sports news and equipment.
It also encourages people to comment,
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840 days ago
465.

Dave    

Yeah, the national anthem suck. sounds lame.

668 days ago
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