Steven Tyler’s National Anthem: Worse Than Lana Del Rey’s ‘SNL’ Performance?

By: Robbie Daw / January 23, 2012

Alright, alright — we won’t say American Idol judge Steven Tyler’s a cappella rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” during yesterday’s New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens championship game was horrifying. We’ll just note that, based on the reactions coming out of some corners of the Internet, the Aerosmith frontman may have finally taken the heat off poor Lana Del Rey after her divisive SNL performance two weekends ago. Watch Tyler’s attempt to make the country proud below, and decide if he should be given a golden ticket or yanked off the field by a cane.

Perhaps fellow Idol-associated singer Kelly Clarkson can redeem America when she belts out the notoriously difficult National Anthem at the Super Bowl next month.