Jim Cornelison will sing national anthem at Bears' game
Updated at 5:52 p.m.
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.
| January 18, 2011; 1:21 PM ET
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