Lee DeWyze to Perform at Bears' Game But No Anthem

Lee DeWyze performs at the American Idol Grand Finale 2010 at the Nokia Theatre on May 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/FOX/PictureGroup) via AP IMAGES AP/Kristian Dowling/FOX

Lee DeWyze performs at the "American Idol" finale on May 26, 2010, in Los Angeles.
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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.

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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.

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