This post was actually not at all what I had planned for today. However, after a few days of mulling it over and multiple radio stations really getting on my nerves I decided this post was appropriate. For those of you who have followed my blog I am sure you remember me talking about how I am a karaoke junkie. Now this obsession isn’t a minor obsession that is threatening to fade fast- I am a serious karaoke addict. Now I know generally karaoke is equated with awful singing and more than likely this is the case with me as well. However, I would like to disregard that possibility and write this post with the assumption that I am a Karaoke Star!
As a seasoned karaoke singer I can tell you that I have tried many different songs. Songs that are often FAR from my key. These songs generally come out so terribly that even I shudder listening to myself. Needless to say when the song is over- the room is silent minus the few polite claps and whispers of disgust. However, this doesn’t mean I am a bad singer. This means that I picked the wrong song. When these songs come along I quickly delete them from my list of Karaoke songs and move on to the next one. No harm no foul.
Professional Singers are no different. In order for their voice to truly shine they must sing in the right key and often they must sing the right type of song. Steven Tyler is a ROCK singer. The National Anthem is NOT! Steven Tyler sang the song like a rock singer would…and honestly I think he did pretty good with it. The National Anthem is in an impossible key and hits notes that are really meant for female singers. But he altered the song to fit his voice and his comfort zone- like all previous singers have done. So what is the problem?
Also, did everyone forget that Steven Tyler is in his 60s? His voice isn’t young and vibrant anymore. He did a pretty damn good job for his age and his style of singing. However, I seem to be very alone in this opinion as the words floating around are “washed up” and the song was “butchered”. So I turn to you bloggers:
What did you guys think of Steven Tyler’s National Anthem?