On Sunday night, Zooey Deschanel rang out the national anthem at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas before game 4 of the world series, reports the LA Times. Her simple performance appeased, although if we’re being honest, she wasn’t up against much.
While both Christina Aguilera and Cyndi Lauper famously flubbed the anthem’s lyrics in Deschanel’s postion, she delivered the tune without any adlibbed sections. American Idol winner Scotty McCreery sang the anthem for the first game of the series, but the barely-teenaged country singer’s performance was forgotten as soon as it was over.
This wasn’t Deschanel’s first MLB appearance. During a National League Championship Series game last October, she sang “God Bless America” for the seventh-inning stretch. And on Sunday night she gave us a break from the usual pop star showoffs as she performed “free of vocal runs and other embellishments.”
During the seventh inning, the game announcers pointed out that Deschanel had left prior to the game’s end, but she announced overnight on twitter, "Would have loved to have watched the whole game but I had to catch a plane so I can go to work tomorrow. That's all guys. I'm not a jerk."
Read more about Deschanel’s performance here.