Kris Allen to Sing National Anthem at NBA Finals

Kris Allen to Sing National Anthem at NBA Finals-photo

Oh say can you see, Kris Allen singing the national anthem?

Yes, you can—but you'll have to wait until Sunday.

Us Magazine reports that American Idol winner Allen will belt out "The Star-Spangled Banner" during Game 2 of the NBA finals tomorrow, when the Los Angeles Lakers face off once again against the Orlando Magic.

Allen follows such AI alum as Taylor Hicks, Kelly Clarkson, Rubben Studdard, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks and David Cook in singing the national anthem at NBA championship games.

Game 2 of the NBA Finals will air at 8 p.m. Eastern time on ABC on Sunday.

Have your say in the comments section: Will you tune in to see Kris Allen perform the national anthem? And how do you think he will do compared to his American Idol predecessors?

 

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  • Debrina
    Debrina

    Adam isn't available to sing the anthem tomorrow night. He's receiving a Young Hollywood Artist of the Year award. (YAY! Go Adam!).And, um, I'm not a Kris fan, but that picture's kind of cruel. THAT'S THE WAY KRIS LOOKS WHEN HE HITS THE HIGH NOTES. YEAH, HE LOOKS FUNNY. TOO BAD ADAM CAN'T SING THE ANTHEM, HE HE A HELL OF LOT BETTER BY A TRILLION. THANKS, DEBRINA

  • Oats2009
    Oats2009

    A beautiful, simple, heartfelt rendition–congrats Kris!

  • Kris needs a band
    Kris needs a band

    Where's Susan Boyle when you need her? Kris didn't do a very good job on this one.

  • sann
    sann

    I hope Kris' album will be better than him singing at the NBA game. Started off terrible, got a little better, but was still so boring! I'm thinking twice about buying his music.

  • Shari
    Shari

    No, I'm sorry, WE do not want Adam to sing. I loved Kris's performance. He looked and sounded fantastic. Adam Lambert fans need to get over it. Both of these singers are talented and amazing in their own way. Kris sang the song from his heart with a beautiful, pure, a capella performance of the National Anthem that was respectful of both the song and the occasion. I wish him nothing but success and will tune in to any occasion that lets me see him sing live on television. He is a great American Idol winner, talented and a true gentleman.

  • hello
    hello

    wouldnt tune in for him but if he will sing maybe that means paula will attend tonight. i will definitely tune in for her! even if shes just sitting in the audience lol

  • sarita
    sarita

    Adam isn't available to sing the anthem tomorrow night. He's receiving a Young Hollywood Artist of the Year award. (YAY! Go Adam!). And, um, I'm not a Kris fan, but that picture's kind of cruel.

  • SusanforAdam
    SusanforAdam

    We want adam to sing! Not Kris!

  • hispanicatthedisco
    hispanicatthedisco

    ooks like he's taking a really excruciating dump in this picture.