Gretchen Wilson to perform National anthem at 2010 NBA All Star game

MUMBAI: Country music superstar Gretchen Wilson will perform a special rendition of the U.S. National Anthem followed by a performance of the Canadian anthem by vocal quartet the Canadian Tenors at the 2010 NBA All-Star Game. Both anthems will air during this year’s game on Sunday, 14 February, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, live on TNT at 8:30 p.m. 


TNT will tip off pregame coverage at 7 p.m. ET when the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the air demonstration squadron of the U.S. Air Force, will execute the first-ever NBA All-Star fly-over followed by an exclusive performance by Grammy-nominated band OneRepublic. OneRepublic will play a six-song set outside on the West Plaza of Cowboys Stadium for NBA All-Star Game ticketholders before moving inside to perform its hit single All the Right Moves. 


A capella group NOTA, will take the stage a total of three times throughout the weekend beginning on Saturday, 13 February, with a performance of the U.S. National Anthem during NBA All-Star Saturday Night at the American Airlines Center live on TNT at 8:30 p.m. ET. 


On Sunday,14  February, prior to OneRepublic’s televised performance, NOTA, will perform an upbeat mix of Michael Jackson’s Billy Jean and Justin Timberlake’s Love Stoned that will air live on NBA TV beginning at 6 p.m. ET.  Later that evening, the six-man vocal group will pay a special tribute to Valentine’s Day with their rendition of Jason Mraz’s hit love song I’m Yours. 


On Friday, 12 February, R&B newcomer Dondria will perform the National Anthem while Canadian R&B/pop artist Kreesha Turner will perform the Canadian National Anthem at the T-Mobile Rookie & Youth Jam at the American Airlines Center live on TNT at 9 p.m. ET. Turner will also sing the Canadian National Anthem on Saturday, 13 February, at NBA All-Star Saturday Night.