Steven Tyler sings U.S. anthem, makes people angry
There's a minor bleep storm brewing over Steven Tyler's rendition of the anthem yesterday at some football game. I don't know why. It sounds like Steven Tyler. There's no surprise here. He more or less hit the notes. He didn't mangle the lyrics too badly. He sounded exactly as you'd expect him to sound. AND his wig looked remarkably fluffy and well-styled.
But he still got comments like this from singing experts from the world of sports:
Sportsgrid: "You have to believe that if “judge” Steven Tyler saw “singer” Steven Tyler perform this poorly he probably wouldn’t put him through to “Hollywood week.” I mean, how is this guy supposed to pass as a judge on a singing competition when he does… this?"
Deadspin said: "Steven Tyler's juxtaposition of screaming and a languid pace made his rendition of the National Anthem before the AFC Championship in New England especially difficult to listen to."
Yahoo! Sports had this: "At least he did wear the best scarf in the history of scarves. Pageant queens everywhere now know why there is a worldwide shortage on sequins."
... and Bleacher Report dug deep and came up with a super-witty American Idol line: "Steven Tyler did not earn a golden ticket for this performance. I was hoping that Ray Lewis would come from off-screen and annihilate the Aerosmith legend mid-song. He tries to add his trademark scream to give it some pizazz and signature feel, but it was too late. This will go down as one of those horrible celebrity renditions of the National Anthem."