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‘Pretty exciting:’ Bucks hold national anthem auditions at Fiserv Forum

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MILWAUKEE --  The Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, Sept. 24 began looking for new voices to take center stage. For the first time, singers and musicians lined up at Fiserv Forum for the shot of a lifetime -- performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in the new arena.

Kaitlyn Kropidlowski

"It would make me feel ecstatic," said Kaitlyn Kropidlowski, contestant.

"It's pretty exciting. I'm really looking forward to seeing what's inside and hearing the acoustics," said Ted Koth, contestant.

The Bucks are scouting out talented artists to perform the national anthem before home games during the 2018-19 season.

Ted Koth, originally from Baltimore, is hoping that will be him and his partner.

"I've been a performing musician for 25 years now," said Koth.

The open call brought people from all musical backgrounds together -- including Kaitlyn Kropidlowski, who is looking to reignite her musical passion.

"I'm very nervous. This is my first time singing, for like judges and an actual crowd, since high school," said Kropidlowski.

Nerves aside, contestants gave it their best effort -- leaving it all on the stage.

"I'm just really excited to be here, good luck to all the other contestants, and go Bucks!" said Kropidlowski.

Winners have yet to be announced. We're told several musicians "could" be chosen for the honor.

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