January 23, 2012 10:00 AM by Ashley Lee
Steven Tyler sang the National Anthem at the AFC Championship football game yesterday, when the New England Patriots beat the Baltimore Ravens. Though his rock ‘n’ roll rendition is filled with the signature screams that often frequent Aerosmith hit songs, a closer listen may sound a little different…did the American Idol judge just mess up the lyrics? Watch the video and read the harsh comments after the jump!
The American Idol judge opened the AFC Championship football game yesterday by singing the National Anthem and sporting a sequined Patriots scarf. However, many are arguing that Tyler messed up the lyrics of “The Star Spangled Banner” and has joined the group of those who have flubbed the Anthem in the past: Scott McCreary and Christina Aguilera.
“Let’s just say the rendition probably wouldn’t get him to Hollywood,” said the AP, and Yahoo! said, “He most definitely would not have made it to the next round on the show and I am sure Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson would have had some interesting words to say had he been singing in front of them.”
Hopefully it’s the last time that the National Anthem lyrics are adjusted during this football season, as the very first Idol winner Kelly Clarkson will be singing “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl XLVI on February 5th.
Did you miss it? Watch Tyler’s full performance here:
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