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Posted at 1:21 PM ET, 01/18/2011

Jim Cornelison will sing national anthem at Bears' game

By Cindy Boren

Updated at 5:52 p.m.

Jim Cornelison will sing the national anthem Sunday, according to a report by Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Lee DeWyze of "American Idol" will perform at halftime rather than sing the "Star-Spangled Banner."

Filed at 1:21 p.m.

Whether there's such a thing as home-field advantage in the NFL playoffs may be debatable, but when Jim Cornelison sings, there's a national-anthem advantage in Soldier Field.

Still, Cornelison, the Blackhawks' "Star-Spangled Banner" singer who is originally from Vienna, Va., may not sing when the Bears host the Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship game Sunday. There are reports out of Chicago, unconfirmed by the Bears, that Lee DeWyze of "American Idol" will sing.

"I've been a singer a long time, there's a lot of good singers out there," Cornelison said in a WGN interview. "You learn just to go a Zen route on this one. You take it as it comes."

Thanks to David Alison.

By Cindy Boren  | January 18, 2011; 1:21 PM ET
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Refer to this article in the Yakima Herald Republic concerning Jim Cornelison. There may come a day when you need a more complete bio on Jim so thought you should know that he spent most of his school years growing up in the Yakima Valley.
He attended Sunnyside High School, Yakima Valley College and Seattle Pacific University before he started his amazing journey into opera.
I'm just an interested friend.

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