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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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76.

SonicEagle    

Go Ravens!!!

1004 days ago
77.

kim edwards    

It's "the bombs bursting in air" not as bombs bursting in air. And it's hailed not hail.

1004 days ago
78.

Toni    

Considering I didn't see the full performance, the end is what counts...It was a Steven Tyler style...loved it.

1004 days ago
79.

SK    

This sounds like Steve singing the national anthem. Were you expecting him to turn into Jim Cornelison overnight? The guy is a rock singer, and sang the anthem like he would any other song. Sounded great to me - not operatic, but like Aerosmith.

1004 days ago
80.

Liloe    

I was listenitng and wondered who was singing the song so badly. I had no idea who it was

1004 days ago
81.

Karen    

Where did he get that scarf and where can I get it?!

1004 days ago
82.

Me    

As long as he actually got the words right what's the big deal? His voice has sounded the same for years did anyone really expect it to change for one song?

1004 days ago
83.

Malin    

'attached'? I guess TMZ is an equal opportunity employer. They let the rookies with learning disabilities write their articles on the weekend while they beat off behind the bushes of every club and celebrity home in LA that they will never get an invite to :-/ You'd think as many lives as you guys have ruined, you could afford a PROOF READER.

1004 days ago
84.

Sailordude    

He not only sounded horrible he messed up the lyrics. He needs to retire!

1004 days ago
85.

Theo    

Too bad TMZ can't write simple English. Tyler "sang" the song. He didn't "sung" the song.

1004 days ago
86.

ClayG    

He sounded as he always does, what bothered me is that he added at least one word that I caught!

1004 days ago
87.

HungWang    

He does not translate, its that simple. It sucked but he still has his "Toys" and they, and just they are great...

1004 days ago
88.

Kim.berly    

It wasn't smooth like butter, but it's Steven Tyler. It sounded teh way Steven Tyler always sounds. Rugged, raspy, raw.

1004 days ago
89.

Greasy    

He sounded like Steven Tyler. What's he supposed to sound like? Brittany Spears?

1004 days ago
90.

Silent Lurker    

it wasn't great but it was ok. TMZ is trying to stir up drama where there isn't any

1004 days ago
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