Steven Tyler Delivers Not-So-Stellar National Anthem
It certainly is not receiving the reception that he’d hoped for, as Steven Tyler’s rendition of the National Anthem has sparked a frenzy of criticism and derisive jokes in the globe of Twitter.
The “American Idol” judge belted out a less-than-pleasant version of the Star Spangled Banner prior to kickoff at the AFC Championship Game among the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA on Sunday (January 22).
Eager for Steven to quit singing, SportsBizNews’ Howard Bloom tweeted, “Is there any chance Ray Lewis can tackle Steven Tyler?”
Among the several other individuals taking shots at Tyler was ABC News’ Josh Elliott, who wrote, “Godawful anthem by Steven Tyler. Of FOX’s ‘American Idol.’ To begin a game on CBS. (Who can we anticipate prior to Giants-49ers? Morley Safer?)”
Meanwhile, ESPN’s Skip Bayless chimed in, “How could Patriots be inspired by that awful Anthem sung by Steven Tyler? At least give him some screaming guitars to camouflage voice.”