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'20 Feet' background singers prep to step into Rose Bowl spotlight

From left to right, singers Judith Hill, Merry Clayton, Darlene Love and Lisa Fischer pose for a portrait at the Rose Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 in Pasadena, Calif. The singers are performing the national anthem on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at the Rose Bowl football game. Hill, Clayton, Love, and Fischer are backup singers featured in the 2013 documentary film, "20 Feet From Stardom." (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
December 31, 2013 - 9:58 PM

PASADENA, Calif. - If music was a football game, Lisa Fischer has already been a quarterback and scored game-winning touchdowns.

Fischer's discography includes a number of hits, including the chart-topping, Grammy-winning 1991 "How Can I Ease the Pain."

And yet the singer admitted to a bit of anxiety over performing the national anthem at Wednesday's Rose Bowl game.

Fischer said before a rehearsal that she's a "ball of fiery, happy nerves."

Fischer will appear with three of her co-stars from the film "20 Feet From Stardom," which documents the trials and triumphs of background singers.

But, for the Rose Bowl's Star-Spangled Banner, they'll be taking the leads.


— http://www.tournamentofroses.com/RoseBowlGame.aspx

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