Former ‘American Idol’ Champion to Sing National Anthem at All-Star Game

Jul 6, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A former champion of Fox’s "American Idol" will be back on the network to sing the National Anthem at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, reports the Associated Press.

Jordin Sparks, winner of “American Idol’s” sixth season, has done the "Star Spangled Banner" before, for the 2008 Super Bowl, and recently performed for President Barack Obama.

Sparks has extra incentive to do well since she’ll be singing in her home town, Phoenix. The game is being played at Chase Field, the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team, and is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12, at 8 p.m. ET.

In addition to Sparks, All-Star events will feature other music stars, including Cee Lo Green, Michelle Branch and Jason Aldean. And former New York Yankees outfielder and five-time All-Star Bernie Williams, a Grammy-nominated classical guitar player, is also slated to perform during the week.

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