Kris Allen to Sing National Anthem at NBA Finals

Entertainment Jun. 5, 2009 AT 5:21PM
Kris Allen visits NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Center on May 28, 2009 in New York City. Kris Allen visits NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Center on May 28, 2009 in New York City. Credit: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

American Idol champ Kris Allen has a new gig.

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The season 8 winner will belt out the National Anthem during game 2 of Sunday's NBA Finals between the L.A. Lakers and Orlando Magic. It'll be televised live on ABC.

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He's not the first Idol to hit the court. Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks and David Cook have also sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at championship games.

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Next up for Allen: The 50-city American Idol tour, which kicks off July 5 in Portland, Ore., with the Top 10.

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