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REAL SALT LAKE TO HOST NATIONAL ANTHEM AUDITIONS FEBRUARY 4 & 5

Forget American Idol, it just isn't the same without Simon. Instead try this on for size:

RSL Seeking Local Talent for Second Annual "Star-Spangled Banner" and "O Canada" Auditions

SANDY, Utah (Tuesday, January 25, 2011) - Real Salt Lake is enlisting the help of its talented fan base for a second straight year, today announcing the club will host auditions for "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "O Canada" performers for its 2011 home contests. The tryouts are set to take place next weekend in Rio Tinto Stadium's Budweiser Club Real restaurant (2nd floor) on Friday, February 4, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. MT and Saturday, February 5, from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

The National Anthem tryouts are open to all area singers and musicians, allowing fans of the Claret-and-Cobalt the unique chance to be an integral part of the best gameday experience in all of Major League Soccer. Real Salt Lake is looking to fill performance spots for all 17 of its MLS regular season contests plus potential Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup contests and international exhibitions to be hosted at Rio Tinto Stadium, where RSL will look to continue its MLS-record 25-match regular season home undefeated streak - a run that stretches to 33 games across all competitions, dating back to May of 2009.

Participants will be judged on a cappella and acoustic instrumental renditions only, as no electric or amplified instruments can be utilized for gameday performances. In addition, any tryout participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the audition. During the two-day auditions, members of the Real Salt Lake Gameday Operations staff will assess the aspiring talents alongside special guest judges, which will be announced on the Real Salt Lake website, Facebook fan page, and Twitter feed (@RealSaltLake) in the upcoming days.

Those interested in auditioning will be asked to complete a registration form, which is available online by clicking here. To secure an audition time for RSL's 2011 National Anthem tryouts, or to acquire more information on the event, please contact Shannon Stearns at sstearns@RealSaltLake.com or 801-727-2859. Please note that participants can also "walk-in" during the tryouts, but will be slotted into the auditions around those that have already secured a tryout time.

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