White Sox and ESPN Zone Announce ‘Star-Spangled Sing-Off’, Search for Chicago’s Most Talented Singers

By: Contributor Last Updated: May 10, 2010

whitesoxlogo.gifFans invited to compete for the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at a White Sox game

The Chicago White Sox and ESPN Zone will conduct an open audition Monday, May 24 at 6 p.m. inviting aspiring singers, 13 years of age and older, to compete in the Star-Spangled Sing-Off, for the opportunity to sing the national anthem at an upcoming White Sox game.

Contestants will have 30 seconds to sing any song of their choice other than the “Star-Spangled Banner” at ESPN Zone in downtown Chicago. From there, five finalists will advance to the final round where they will sing the National Anthem in its entirety.

The panel of judges includes White Sox game operations manager Amy Sheridan, who oversees entertainment for all White Sox home games and has heard more than 5,000 National Anthem auditions during her career with the team. Sheridan will be joined by former Chicago White Sox slugger Ron Kittle.

Interested participants can join the competition by submitting their name, age and contact information by calling (312) 644-3776, emailing nationalanthem@espnzone.com or stopping by ESPN Zone located at 43 E. Ohio St. in downtown Chicago. Entries must be received by May 19. All contestants must be 13 years or older to participate.