Lee DeWyze To Sing National Anthem At NBA Finals

Lee DeWyze will sing the national anthem at the NBA finals this Sunday night, joining every past Idol winner (besides Fantasia – hey, what gives?) who has been invited to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the sports event since 2004. To be honest, we’re not particularly sure the Season 9 champ will be able to pull off a vocally challenging song like the national anthem—he wasn’t exactly known to be a consistent live performer during his run on the show—but we’re willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, especially since he impressed us with his non-purchaseable cover of “Beautiful Day”.

After the jump, check out a mash-up vid of several of the Idol winners belting out the national anthem at various sporting events to see just what Lee’s up against.



  • Lorraine

    I wasn’t too interested in ust another NBA Game – but the chance to see and hear Lee live is going to make me tune in – for sure.

    I can hardly wait. He will make his mark and make American Idol proud tonight. I am sooooo happy for him.