CHICAGO (CBS) Lee DeWyze won't be singing the National Anthem, as expected, at Chicago's at Soldier Field Sunday when the Bears take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game, but he hasn't been booted from the game.
According to ESPN, the Chicago native and winner of Fox's 2010 "American Idol" competition will be performing during the game's halftime. The anthem will be sung by Jim Cornelison, a classically trained tenor who does the honors for the Blackhawks.
DeWyze, a lifelong Bears fan, had been expecting the anthem gig . Earlier this week, he tweeted , "National Anthem at home, yes. Go Bears."
The compromise was announced by team officials Wednesday.
Did the change have anything to do with superstition? After all, Cornelison sang the anthem when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup last year.