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Kelly Clarkson, THE Kelly Clarkson, To Sing Anthem Before Game 3 Of World Series

The geniuses behind choosing which musical acts get the high profile gig of singing the national anthem before a World Series game really “knocked one out of the park” with the choice of corn-fed Texas native Kelly Clarkson, who happens to be the lucky gal who will belt out “The Star Spangled Banner” before Game 3 when the World Series switches locales from San Francisco and is played in the Rangers’ home ballpark in Arlington.

For the opening two games of the World Series in San Francisco, the national anthem will be sung by John Legend (John Who-Now?) prior to Game 1 and something called Lady Cerebellum (wait, it’s Lady Antebellum? Same dif) will perform before Game 2.

Wow. Great job, MLB. Talk about pulling out all the stops to land three of the top musical acts currently going. Considering the high profile acts they have lined up for the first two game, I cannot wait to see who they have in store for Game 4, let alone Games 5, 6 and 7 (if necessary, of course). All I know is Sisqo, Daniel Powter, Lou Bega and Macy Gray better stay close to their phones. The magical call which would shoot them right back into relevancy could be on its way lickety split.

On second thought, scratch Macy Gray from that list and plug in Vanessa Carlton instead. Because you know that I would walk a thousand miles just to see her…get another shot.

Kelly Clarkson to sing national anthem at first Rangers’ home World Series game [The Dallas Morning News]