Fleming says she will sing the anthem live

Created: 01/31/2014 6:51 AM WHEC.com

Opera star and Churchville native says there's only one way she knows how to perform the national anthem -- do it live.

Renee Fleming has been chosen to open the Super Bowl this weekend with the Star Spangled Banner and she says she wouldn't know how to lip synch the song if she tried.

This is the first time a classical singer will open the game. Fleming says when the NFL called her up to ask, she thought it was a prank.

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