Steven Tyler sings the national anthem - What did you think? (Poll)
Steven Tyler performed one of the most difficult songs on Sunday, January 22, at the AFC championship game: "The Star-Spangled Banner."
The 63-year-old Aerosmith frontman and "American Idol" judge sang the national anthem before the New England Patriots played the Baltimore Ravens. Tyler appeared with a scarf with a sequined Patriots logo in red on it.
However, his rendition of the national anthem did not go over so smoothly as his rocker voice broke on certain notes and he misspoke the lyric "And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air," saying instead "And the rockets' red glare as bombs bursting in air."
The rock star isn't the first person to have trouble with the song.
In February 2011, Christina Aguilera also flubbed the lyrics to the song. The Grammy Award-winning pop artist was supposed to sing the line "O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming," but instead repeated an earlier line. She sang "What so proudly we watched at the twilight's last gleaming," which is the same line from earlier in the song but with the word 'watched' instead of the word 'hailed.'
In November 2011, "American Idol" finalist Lauren Alaina forgot the lyrics about 17 seconds after she began to sing the "Star-Spangled Banner" at the NFL game.
Perhaps no one is more notoriously known for their problematic performance of the national anthem than comedian Roseanne Barr, whose performance at the 1990 San Diego Padres led to major backlash.
Alternatively, Whitney Houston's rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXV in 1991 is usually considered by some to be one of the best performances of the song and her performance was sold as a charity single. It later became a certified platinum hit.
A video of Tyler's full performance can be seen here. What did you think of Tyler's rendition of the song? Vote in our poll below!