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OCT 27 2010

KELLY TO SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE WORLD SERIES

Six-time Grammy award-winner John Legend, Grammy award-winning country music group Lady Antebellum and Grammy award-winner Kelly Clarkson will perform the National Anthem prior to Games One through Three, respectively, of the 2010 Major League Baseball World Series on FOX. Additionally, fifteen-time Grammy award-winner Tony Bennett will sing God Bless America during Game One. The World Series begins today, Wednesday, October 27 at AT&T Park between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers.

Kelly Clarkson will perform prior to Game Three on Saturday, October 30th. Global superstar and multiple Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide since she made her debut in 2002. Entertainment Weekly called her last album release, All I Ever Wanted, which debuted at # 1 on the Billboard Top 200, “…sassy, confident and full of power-ballad energy” and USA Today stated “...everything about this project screams hit album”. The album’s first hit single “My Life Would Suck Without You” shattered the Billboard Hot 100 record at the time when it jumped from #97 to #1 in its first week of release. “Already Gone,” the third single off the album held the # 1 position on the Hot AC Chart for 8 weeks. Clarkson’s follow-up album will be released in 2011.

Clarkson won’t be the only person with American Idol ties involved in the Word Series. American Idol’s Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest will act as celebrity judges for the MLB World Series of Costumes campaign. The World Series of Costumes campaign encourages fans to upload pictures of their kids 12 and under in Halloween costumes at MLB.com/Halloween, with the best of them chosen to appear during the FOX broadcast of Game Three of the World Series on Saturday, October 30. Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest will help determine the winners. Game Three is scheduled for a 6:57 p.m. ET start, the earliest start for a World Series game in more than 20 years.