A couple of days ago, Marc Anthony was given the honor of singing God Bless America at the 2013 MLB All-Star Game in New York, and as you probably would expect, he knocked it out of the park!
Unfortunately, we started to hear that people were responding with racist tweets, saying that someone who isn't from the U.S. shouldn't be allowed to sing the song!
We're guessing they didn't get the memo that he was actually born and raised in New York and his parents are of Puerto Rican descent, which happens to be a United States territory!
Well, Marc spoke out about the mix up and had a clear message for all of the haters out there:
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Talk about cross-promotion!
We have a feeling the ratings are going to be HUGE for this!
Fox Sports will reportedly be broadcasting a special, three-minute world premiere promo for The X Factor during next week's Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and will also use the opportunity to Tweet from the reality competition's handle that night!
According to Fox Sports President Eric Shank:
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Despite all the drama and casting musical chairs, US >X Factor is still happening. And producers and studio execs are going all out to promote the latest Simon Cowell project.
Even though there hasn't been an "official" announcement by FOX, there has been some on-air promotion teasing the preview, which says it will air just before the MLB All-Star Game on July 12 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Auditions haven't even finished yet, howevs, the X Factor crew just wrapped up filming audition hopefuls in Seattle so there should be plenty of footage to create an exciting preview.
And what better way to get viewers interested then airing the teaser before the biggest baseball game of the year?
We're definitely intrigued to see if this version can even hold a candle to the UK one. Guess we'll have to wait to find out.
Will U be tuning in?
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