Kelly Clarkson to perform national anthem at 2019 Indianapolis 500

Kelly Clarkson sang the national anthem before the 2018 Indianapolis 500. (WTHR photo)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Grammy award-winning superstar Kelly Clarkson will perform the national anthem at the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500.

This will be the second time " The Voice" coach will have performed the anthem solo on race day. She also sang the national anthem last year at the 102nd running.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Kelly back to IMS on Race Day to sing the national anthem for hundreds of thousands of fans in the stands and millions of viewers around the world,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “She is a global icon and an incredible singer, and our fans have loved her performances of the anthem last year and in 2011. We look forward to her delivering another stirring, poignant rendition just before engines are fired for ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.’”

Clarkson rose to fame in 2002 when she won the inaugural season of "American Idol." Since then, she has won several awards and has sold more than 25 millions albums worldwide.

The race will be televised on WTHR Channel 13.