The NHL’s Nashville Predators were back in action against the Anaheim Ducks for Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Thursday night (May 18).
Like the Preds six previous home playoff games, the performance of the national anthem was a star-studded affair—this time Kelly Clarkson had the honor.
In Round 1 of the playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks, Carrie Underwood (April 17) and Luke Bryan (April 20) sang the national anthem before Games 3 and 4, respectively.
In Round 2 against the St. Louis Blues, Little Big Town (April 30), Vince Gill (May 2) and Lady Antebellum (May 7) had the honors before Games 3, 4 and 6, respectively.
In the Western Conference Finals against the Anaheim Ducks, Keith Urban (May 16) delighted the crowd with an a cappella performance before Game 3.
Tonight, Kelly Clarkson got the call to perform the anthem before the Preds’ Game 4 showdown. Watch the former American Idol sing the anthem in front of the sellout crowd.
.@kelly_clarkson brought down the house with this National Anthem! #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/SIQCHeAzho
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) May 19, 2017
Dear @PredsNHL please win, or people will blame me! #ANAvsNSH Go Preds! pic.twitter.com/EriUgoGNHs
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) May 19, 2017