PawSox host auditions to sing National Anthem at 2019 games

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — O say, can you sing? Southern New Englanders of all ages proved they sure can Sunday, as they auditioned for the chance to belt out the National Anthem before a PawSox game.

“When you can give an opportunity to a talented young person, a talented older person, to showcase their talents, that reverberates through the community,” said PawSox president Charles Steinberg.

The competition brought out crooners as young as nine. Other singers were young at heart, like the Oakland Beach Boys.

Some of the performers here say the idea of singing for the PawSox is bittersweet, with the team set to move to Worcester in a couple of years.

“We’re going to miss them being in town.//Pawtucket is going to be hurting, I think,” said Paul Flamand of the Oakland Beach Boys.

Judging the contestants were none other than ABC6’s Nick Coit and Jeff Desnoyers.

With 70 home games this season, dozens of Southern New England songsters will get the chance to warm up the crowd at McCoy.

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