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

01/01/2014 11:12 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014
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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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