Owensboro’s Cathy Mullins is a finalist in a fan favorite competition for a chance to sing the National Anthem at select Nashville Predators ice hockey games in Nashville, Tennessee.
Mullins entered in a pool of over 1,000 online submissions, where she advanced to the first round of 10 contestants.
According to a Nashville Predators press release, those 10 sang at downtown Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena last Thursday night in front of a live audience and celebrity judges, where the judges narrowed it down to four finalists.
Mullins says some of the other “hockey moms” in Owensboro put her up to entering.
Next step? “We each get to sing during a preseason game in September and fans will vote for the winner,” Mullins said.
The top vote-getter at the end of the preseason schedule will perform at select home games through the 2017-18 season, with the second and third place contestants acting as fill-ins based on availability.
“The Smashville community reaches far beyond Middle Tennessee – just as our anthem singer does – and the input from our loyal fanbase guarantees that inside Bridgestone Arena and on television screens across the United States, our new singer will be a household staple alongside the Western Conference Champion Nashville Predators,” Nashville Predators Executive Vice President and CRO Chris Junghans said in the release. “Interest in our team is at a fever pitch and we look forward to using our platform to help showcase the winning artist.”
The Preds’ platform made way for international media coverage throughout the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs from the legendary musical guests who performed the National Anthem before each home playoff game.
Good luck, Cathy!