In 1990, Roseanne Barr gave the worst performance of the National Anthem ever. Bar none. In her mind I think it was performance art. In the minds of everyone else, it was awful to the point of blasphemy. She was roundly criticized, justifiably so.
Last night, Steven Tyler, long time member of Aerosmith, of whom I’m a fan of, and more recent judge of American Idol, almost one-upped Rosie.
He started flat, forgot the lyrics, and finished with a screech. It was awful. Fortunately I missed it. In defense of Steven, he can get it right:
He just didn’t last night.
What do you think?