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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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46.

emilio diroma    

It was uncomfortable for everyone listening to it, especially when he screeched. Rather than being the camera-dog that he is, he should have declined and let some undiscovered singer have a chance to shine.

919 days ago
47.

Keith    

Oh GIVE ME A BREAK.....He sounded like a rusty garbage disposal. I was a fan in the 70's and for His kind of music but there are much more beautiful voices better suited for what is supposed to be a "Hallowed Anthem" I'm sick and tired of the NFL destroying the Anthem of our Nation with glitzy namesakes that continue to butcher It

919 days ago
48.

Dawna    

It was Steven Tyler.. That's his voice!!! He's edgy and he's great!! People amaze me, WHAT DO YOU WANT? If you want a Choir Boy.. hire one.. Steven is a Rocker and he's wonderful!!

919 days ago
49.

SKay    

I loved it!! It sounded just like it should sound with Steven Tyler singing it. Great Job Steven!!!

919 days ago
50.

SpeakTheWord    

Thats how it sounds when you ask Steven Tyler to sing its the way he has sounded for the last 40 plus years .Its alot better than these chics that over sing it and forget the words...lol

919 days ago
51.

Hey, Jude    

He hit all the notes. He said the right words. He sounded exactly like Steven Tyler. It did NOT suck! Haters!!

919 days ago
52.

miss clairol    

Not bad for almost 64. All the greats have lost their best vocals by then.

919 days ago
53.

anne10    

Steven Tyler never could sing so why are we surprised? His sicging was a mockery of the National Anthem. Too bad the organizers had so little respect for America and our traditions.

919 days ago
54.

lynn    

Who's attacking him? Ridiculous! My husband heard it when I was out and told me how awesome he was, then replayed it for me. He's the first person to sing it for a while who didn't forget the words. Give the guy a break. He did a wonderful job. Stop stirring up crap

919 days ago
55.

danny dupree    

a rock@roll anthem,tyler is what he is .the best rock front man ever.a icon in american rock n roll dont read to much into it.dont get know better...

919 days ago
56.

Yikes!    

He was on key. He sounded like Steven Tyler.

919 days ago
57.

Kate    

Loved it!

919 days ago
58.

Deena    

No, he Rocked it-- in Steven Tyler fashion.

919 days ago
59.

Nefertiti    

I think Steven sounded good. It is a very difficult song to sing and I have heard many a famous singer do a lot worse. It isn't the type of song for him to sing but he gave it his all, you can't ask for more than that.

919 days ago
60.

kim    

HE WAS FINE AND---SORRY NO TITYS FOR YOU GUYS REPORTING FOR THE BLEACHER REPORT TODAY TODAY... BUT HEY YOU SHOULD A ASKED HE WOULD OF SHOWED YA... ARE YOU SAYIN YOUR STORY WENT TITZ UP???

919 days ago
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