Chris Daughtry to Sing at Final World Series Game

By the Associated Press | October 28, 2011 | 12:35 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — "American Idol" alum Chris Daughtry (DAW'-tree) will sing the national anthem at the final World Series game.

The lead singer of Daughtry will perform Friday night at Game 7 between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

Grammy-nominated country singer David Nail will sing "God Bless America" before the game. It will air on Fox.

Former World Series pitchers for the Cardinals will hit the field, too: Bob Forschwill will throw ceremonial first pitch and Joe Magrane will deliver the official game ball.

The Cardinals won Game 6 in dramatic fashion Thursday night, coming from behind to win 10-9 in extra innings.

Other series singers have included Zooey Deschanel (ZOH'-ee deh-shuh-NEHL') and recent "Idol" winner Scotty McCreery.