NY Mets auditioned National Anthem singers Wednesday, did you go?
Posted by jhochstat on March 27, 2008
The judges were choosing 10 singers who will go to the Mets’ stadium in Queens in a few weeks for a second audition — this one from second base and singing the actual anthem with its very high notes. Five winners will be picked to sing it before home games at Shea.
The Mets usually have professionals performing the anthem, but team organizers say they launched the publicity stunt to give fans a chance to be part of the game.
The open auditions were held for the second year at the midtown Manhattan studios of SportsNet New York, the year-round television home of the Mets where fans began lining up the night before for the 11 a.m. call.
Three teenagers from Brooklyn who delivered “The Star Spangled Banner” in velvety harmony were invited to come back for the next round.
“We practiced it everyday,” said Wayne Mickens, who sings with Lonique Crawley and Stephen “Vaugn” Middleton.
The first 100 people who signed up to audition received two free tickets for a home game.
By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press Writer on Yahoo News
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