BROOKLYN, NY—The Brooklyn Cyclones want to give Grammy Award winning singer and Staten Island, NY native Christina Aguilera a second chance to perform the National Anthem and get it right. To make up for her Super Bowl snafu this past Sunday, the Cyclones have offered her a chance to sing the National Anthem at a Cyclones game this summer at MCU Park in Coney Island.
The team says in a press release they will offer Aguilera a copy of the Star Spangled Banner which Aguilera bungled during her performance before the Green Bay Packers faced the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. The Packers won 31-25.
The Cyclones say in their press release, "...in addition, the Cyclones will give a local group the opportunity to launch their music career with the "Stars are Born" competition. Starting Monday, February 7th and running through Monday, March 14th, all New York City High Schools, Choral Groups, Glee Clubs, or Church Choirs are invited to send an audition tape to the Cyclones in hopes of being New York's next big thing. There will be five finalists chosen and voted upon by the public with the winner getting the opportunity to perform in front of thousands during a DooWop Concert at MCU Park on July 30th. They will also be given the chance to show Ms. Aguilera how it's done by singing the National Anthem and God Bless America during the Cyclones hame on July 3rd and will be presented with a $500 donation in an on-field ceremony prior to the game."
You can visit brooklyncyclones.com or call 718-37-BKLYN for more information. The Brooklyn Cyclones team is the Class A Affiliate of the New York Mets and part of the New York-Pennsylvania Professional Baseball League.