Kelly Clarkson to Perform National Anthem Before Indy 500
SPEEDWAY, Ind. -- Grammy-winning songstress Kelly Clarkson will perform the national anthem before the start of the 102nd Indianapolis 500.
Clarkson, a Texas native, rose to fame after winning the inaugural season of "American Idol" in 2002. Since then, she has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and won numerous awards, including three Grammys. She is also a coach on the 14th season of "The Voice", which premiered in February.
This will be the second time Clarkson has performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Race Day; her first performance was with Seal in 2011.
"We’re thrilled to welcome Kelly back to IMS on Race Day to sing the national anthem for hundreds of thousands of fans in the stands and millions of viewers around the world," IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. "She is an incredible live performer with a wonderful and instantly recognizable voice. We look forward to her rendition of the national anthem during one of the most poignant moments of this iconic global sporting spectacle."
The 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade MotorOil is Sunday, May 27.
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