'Idol' Winner Kris Allen To Perform The National Anthem At Sunday's Game 2 Of NBA Finals

Kris Allen performs on NBC's 'Today' show at Rockefeller Center on May 28, 2009 in New York City Kris Allen performs on NBC's 'Today' show at Rockefeller Center on May 28, 2009 in New York City

“American Idol” winner Kris Allen is taking part in a fiercely contested competition watched by millions, but this time, he’ll have nothing to do with the outcome.

Allen is scheduled to sing the national anthem Sunday before Game 2 of the National Basketball Association finals on ABC. The Los Angeles Lakers have a 1-0 lead over the Orlando Magic.

Having “American Idol” winners sing during the basketball championship series has become something of a tradition. Every winner has done it, with the exception of Fantasia.

Allen won the “Idol” crown last month over Adam Lambert.

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