Zooey Deschanel, Trace Adkins to sing at World Series
Zooey Deschanel will sing the national anthem during Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday, organizers say.
The 30-year-old actress is a member of indie folk and pop group She & Him and currently stars in the new comedy series "New Girl." The show was recently picked up for a full season and airs on FOX, the same network that broadcasts the Major League Baseball best-out-of-seven-game championship.
Other musical performers booked for the World Series include country singer Trace Adkins, who will sing the national anthem during Game 2 on Thursday, while Ronnie Dunn will perform during Game 3 on Saturday, according to the Associated Press, which carried the report.
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 in Game 1 on Wednesday, during which Scotty McCreery, the most recent winner of FOX singing contest series "American Idol," performed the national anthem.
McCreery, an 18-year-old country crooner who recently released a chart-topping debut album, appeared to suffer several mishaps during his performance at the game. He seemed to flub one of the lyrics, beginning the line, "O say does that star-spangled banner" with what sounded like, "No Jose." His microphone also seemed to malfunction at the beginning of the song.
McCreery had prior to his performance written down the lyrics to the national anthem "just to make sure he didn't pull a Christina Aguilera on national TV," MLB.com reported, referencing the female pop singer's national anthem lyrics flub at the 2011 Super Bowl.
In 2010, Deschanel performed during Game 3 of the National League Championship game at the San Francisco Giants' home turf as the baseball team took on the Philadelphia Phillies. The Giants later won the World Series. The actress sang the song "God Bless America" and was joined by her husband Ben Gibbard of the band Death Cab For Cutie.
Deschanel also showcases her singing skills in a television ad for Cotton, Inc. Check it out below.