2011 World Series: Zooey Deschanel, Trace Adkins to Perform
The "New Girl" star is among the talent lined up for upcoming games.
New Girl star Zooey Deschanel has lined up one of her highest profile singing gigs: she'll be performing the national anthem at the World Series.
The actress, who is also the lead singer of indie duo She & Him, will be belting out "The Star Spangled Banner" at Game 4 of the championship match between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers. That showdown is Sunday on Fox, the network that airs New Girl.
Country singers Trace Adkins and Ronnie Dunn are also scheduled for national anthem duties. Adkins will perform Thursday at Game 2 and Dunn will take the microphone at Game 3 on Saturday.
American Idol winner Scott McCreery had national anthem honors during Game 1 Wednesday but had to re-start the song after his microphone malfunctioned and flubbed a couple of lyrics.
McCreery joins a long list of celebs who have flubbed the National Anthem, including Christina Aguilera at the Super Bowl, Cyndi Lauper at the U.S. Open and Steven Tyler at the Indy 500.
The World Series broadcast schedule is:
Game 1 -- Oct. 19, 8:05 p.m. ET, Texas at St. Louis (St. Louis won)
Game 2 -- Oct. 20, 8:05 p.m. ET, Texas at St. Louis
Game 3 -- Oct. 22, 8:05 p.m. ET, St. Louis at Texas
Game 4 -- Oct. 23, 8:05 p.m. ET, St. Louis at Texas
Game 5* -- Oct. 24, 8:05 p.m. ET, St. Louis at Texas
Game 6* -- Oct. 26, 8:05 p.m. ET, Texas at St. Louis
Game 7* -- Oct. 27, 8:05 p.m. ET, Texas at St. Louis