Zooey Deschanel to sing national anthem for game 4 of World Series


Fox is certainly digging into its own well to find national anthem singers for the World Series. First, "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery belted out the tune with a minor lyrical hiccup (we chalk it up to his country twang). And now, "New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel is slated to sing the song before Sunday's (Oct. 23) game 4.

Deschanel may seem like an odd choice at first, but she's got some musical cred. Deschanel is half of indie folk pop duo She & Him, which has put out two studio albums and has a Christmas album scheduled for release on Oct. 25. And as an actress, we imagine she's adept at memorizing lines, which will help her avoid the recent string of celeb anthem blunders.

For the remainder of the games currently scheduled, Fox is going all-out country, with Trace Adkins rocking the mic for game 2 (Oct. 20) and Ronnie Dunn picking up game 3 (Oct. 22).

Maybe if Fox needs a game 5, they can keep in the family and roll Seth MacFarlane out there.

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