Steven Tyler's National Anthem: Was It a Fumble?
American Idol judges may not have given Steven Tyler a ticket to Hollywood yesterday after his performance of the National Anthem. The lead singer of Aerosmith sang the "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the NFL playoff game between the New England Patriots and and Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass., and wasn't exactly pitch-perfect.
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Steven, 63, performed the song as you might expect the Aerosmith singer to do — in a raspy, yelling way.
But some critics are saying his struggles on a few high notes and a couple lyrical mistakes make him fall into the category of a bad performance.
He may have sang "as bombs bursting in air" instead of "the bombs bursting in air," but would that put him in the same category as his competitor from The Voice, Christina Aguilera?
At Super Bowl XLV, Christina "got so caught up in the moment of the song" that she lost her place and repeated lyrics.
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What did you think of Steven's performance, and what would the other American Idol judges say? Is he going to Hollywood or not?
Watch the performance, below.