American Idol: Washington Capitals version

Join ESPN Zone DC and the Washington Capitals tonight (Monday, March 22) as they host their annual Star-Spangled Sing-Off from 8:30 – 10:30 PM.  Singers of all ages are invited to compete for the chance to sing the national anthem at the Caps home game on Friday, April 9th against the Atlanta Thrashers. The opening round will require contestants to sing 30 seconds of any song other than the “Star-Spangled Banner.” A panel of judges (including some members of the Capitals’ organization) will narrow the field to five finalists who will advance to the second round, singing the national anthem in its entirety. The judges (sadly not Randy, Simon, and Paula Jewel whomever they have now) and fans will then cast their vote to determine the winner!

Singers can reserve their spots in the competition by emailing their contact information to Or, to sign up on Twitter, DM contact info to @ESPNZoneDC. ESPNZone DC is located at the corner of 11th and E streets at 555 12 St. NW.Speaking of E Streets, do us a favor and sing some Bruce while you’re there, mk? Because the alternative is hiring Alex Ovechkin to sing: