Rose Bowl 2014 National Anthem To Be Performed By '20 Feet From Stardom' Singers

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FILE - This Jan. 21, 2013 file photo shows singers, from left, Judith Hill, Merry Clayton and Darlene Love from the film "20 Feet from Stardom" at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at the Fender Music Lodge in Park City, Utah. Hill, Clayton, Love and Lisa Fischer are set to perform ?The Star-Spangled Banner? before the 100th Rose Bowl game on Jan. 1 in Pasadena. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File) | Victoria Will/Invision/AP

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — If music was a football game, Lisa Fischer has already been a quarterback and scored game-winning touchdowns.

Fischer's discography includes a number of hits, including the chart-topping, Grammy-winning 1991 "How Can I Ease the Pain."

And yet the singer admitted to a bit of anxiety over performing the national anthem at Wednesday's Rose Bowl game.

Fischer said before a rehearsal that she's a "ball of fiery, happy nerves."

Fischer will appear with three of her co-stars from the film "20 Feet From Stardom," which documents the trials and triumphs of background singers.

But, for the Rose Bowl's Star-Spangled Banner, they'll be taking the leads.

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— http://www.tournamentofroses.com/RoseBowlGame.aspx

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