Mar 2, 2013 7:40 PM by Eric Ross
Dozens of residents in the Springs came out to Chapel Hills Mall Saturday afternoon to audition for a chance to sing the National Anthem at the Sky Sox opening day game.
"This was great and we had over 100 singers were here today," Director of Marketing John Eddy said.
Kids and adults each poured their hearts out hoping judges will select them as the finalist.
The auditions take place once a year---growing bigger each season.
"The number of people here has increased dramatically," Eddy said.
While there were plenty of talented voices on stage, only a handful will get a chance to move forward.
The top contestant will make his or her debut on opening game day. Another finalist will get the chance to sing "God Bless America" on July 4.
Ten other finalists will get the chance to have a one-on-one voice coaching lesson.
But for contestants like Julia Merritt, it's not about winning or losing.
"I love singing and it's my passion," she said. "I will sing any day for anybody."
To view the 2013 Sky Sox schedule, visit http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t551