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Remember Chris Daughtry? Well He’s Back…In Anthem Form!

"Let go of my sideburns!!"

First Demi Lovato, now this? Sheesh.

For the biggest game and the culmination of a fantastic season, Major League Baseball has elected to designate a rock music retread as the person who will have the honor of singing the national anthem prior to Game 7 of the World Series on Friday night when the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals play at Busch Stadium for all the marbles (I’m pretty sure everybody knows who is playing in the World Series at this point — I just wanted to use the cliched phrase “all the marbles” — see, I like to give 110% when I write stuff about craptastic anthem singers, like my back is against the wall).

From the AP report announcing the disappointing news:

ST. LOUIS (AP) — “American Idol” alum Chris Daughtry (DAW’-tree) will sing the national anthem at the final World Series game.

The lead singer of the band Daughtry will perform Friday night at Game 7 between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

Other series singers have included Zooey Deschanel (ZOH’-ee deh-shuh-NEHL’) and recent “Idol” winner Scotty McCreery.

I love how the AP provides the phonetic pronunciation for the last names of Daughtry and Deschanel. Very helpful. But if you have somehow come this far in your life and you still don’t know how to pronounce the last name of America’s Singing and Acting Sweetheart, the lovely and talented Zooey, well, sir or madam, may God have mercy on your soul.

I find it humorous that the AP didn’t phonetically spell McCreery’s name but I suppose it is difficult to spell out with letters the sound a greasy, loose, barely-formed turd makes as it falls into the putrid water inside the dank, dark hole of an outhouse.

Chris Daughtry to sing at final World Series game [AP]