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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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106.

sheyl sturgell    

Atleast, Steven Tyler remembered the right lyrics. Which can't be said for some other big name stars--huh Christina

951 days ago
107.

miss clairol    

I don't think most billboard singers could sing it any better without AUTOTUNE!

951 days ago
108.

P. Aldrich    

Yup, it sucked big time. Sorry Stevie, I vote "no"!

951 days ago
109.

Zutopia    

I thought he sounded great and very 'American'. I've heard ALOT worse! He sang the anthem like you would expect and that is with one of the greatest rock n roll voices of our time. And by the way, for being one of the toughest songs to sing, he at least sang it in tune and with dignity! What do you expect, perfection? No such thing so move on.

951 days ago
110.

Honey Badger Don't Care    

@John Schmidt: BS dude! I fought for this country and I thought it was fine. There are plenty of politicians in Washington that are a bigger disgrace to this country than anything Steven Tyler's ever done.

951 days ago
111.

DeeWA2010    

What did they expect, his management team needs to pay for this, WHAT WERE THEY THINKING. It's like inviting Rosanne to sing it again. DUH! I don't blame Steven I blame his team & the AFC or whoever thought it would be a good idea to invite HIM! He's STEVEN TYLER duh duh duh!!!

951 days ago
112.

kstanxy    

**** you TMZ!!!!!!!!!!

951 days ago
113.

kat    

at least he knew all the words and could do it without music. what did yoou expect from the lead of AEROSMITH!!!!!

951 days ago
114.

Phenom    

Steve Tyler butchered it and Kristin Chenowith nailed it!!!

951 days ago
115.

Roni Mist    

He still got it!

951 days ago
116.

Bambi    

Let's compare his performance to freakin' Krisin Cheoweth!!! Whoever asked her to sing our national anthem at the game needs to be FIRED!!! How disgusting!!!

951 days ago
117.

jetfanglo    

no....that's Tyler.........that's his style........u knew how he sang.....why the big hoopla?

951 days ago
118.

Mike    

If he was auditioning for American Idol, he wouldn't make it. Even he would have said it sucked!!

951 days ago
119.

Carl    

For once I agree with TMZ, what else was he going to sound like?

951 days ago
120.

Ace    

Joe Paterno could have sung it better. Stick to rock.

951 days ago
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