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Demi Lovato to sing anthem before Game 4 of World Series

Demi Lovato will perform the national anthem at Saturday’s World Series.
Demi Lovato will perform the national anthem at Saturday’s World Series. Invision/AP

Pop singer/actress Demi Lovato will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” Saturday night before Game 4 of the World Series at Citi Field in New York, Major League Baseball announced on Friday.

The league also said that country singer Tim McGraw will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. McGraw is the son of the late Tug McGraw, a former relief pitcher for the New York Mets.

Lovato was 16 when she released her first album, “Don’t Forget,” in 2008. Her first four albums went gold (at least 500,000 sold). The fifth, “Confident,” released on Oct. 16, has sold nearly 80,000 copies.

She got her start in show business as a child actress, first as a cast member on “Barney & Friends,” then in the Disney Channel series “As the Bell Rings” and film “Camp Rock.”

Lovato has performed in Kansas City three times, most recently at the Sprint Center in September 2014. She will return to the Sprint Center in August as part of the Future Now Tour with co-headliner Nick Jonas.

Lovato will follow pop icon Billy Joel, who performs the national anthem before Game 3 on Friday night. The performers in Kansas City this week weren’t quite so famous: country singer Sara Evans at Game 2 and pop singer Andy Grammer, who missed a word of the anthem at Game 1.

Timothy Finn: 816-234-4781, @phinnagain

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