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03/07/2011 3:56 PM ET
Mets host annual Anthem search next Monday, March 14 at Citi Field
Anthem search winners will earn opportunity to sing the National Anthem before a 2011 Mets home game
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FLUSHING, N.Y. -- The New York Mets today announced they will hold their annual Anthem Search Monday, March 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Citi Field for the opportunity to sing the National Anthem prior to a 2011 Mets home game.

The first 100 to arrive are guaranteed an audition and an opportunity to perform a song of their choice - excluding the National Anthem - a cappella.

Finalists from Monday's event will advance to the final round of auditions at Citi Field in the weeks ahead where they will be judged on their performance of the National Anthem. Each winner will perform the National Anthem before a game later this season.

2008 Mets Anthem Search winner Pia Toscano is currently competing on Season 10 of American Idol. The 2011 Anthem Search winners will join the ranks of previous Anthem singers for the Mets including Marc Anthony, June Carter and Johnny Cash, Kristin Chenoweth, Glenn Close, Sheryl Crow, Art Garfunkel, Wyclef Jean, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Aaron Neville, *NSYNC, Rihanna, Carly Simon, Matthew Morrison, the casts of West Side Story, Hair, Mamma Mia! and South Pacific, and many others.

The auditions are free and open to all ages. Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parking is available in Official Lot G (entrance on 126th Street). Attendees should enter Citi Field at Hodges VIP. For more information on the Anthem Search, log on to Mets.com, LosMets.com or call (718) 559-3119.

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