PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks announced that Wade Cota, the Phoenix singer who placed fourth on this year's season of American Idol, will sing the national anthem at Thursday's game against the Colorado Rockies.
Cota will sing the national anthem at 12:25 p.m., the D-backs said. First pitch is scheduled for 12:40 p.m. Tickets to the game are still available and start at $16 at last check.
Just last week, Cota joined country singer and Idol judge, Luke Bryan, on stage for a surprise performance in front of 20,000 fans at Ak-Chin Pavilion.
"Got to surprise Phoenix with their own @wadecota tonight. Kill it as usual," Bryan tweeted, along with a photo of the two singing on stage.
Got to surprise Phoenix with their own @wadecota tonight. Killed it as usual. @americanidol #SunsetRepeatTour pic.twitter.com/3w4GU6Lz1R— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) June 14, 2019
Days later, Cota tweeted a video which appears to have been recorded by Bryan, of him singing.
The other day I got to sing in front of 20k people thanks to @LukeBryanOnline And I now have my own show at Marquee Theatre here in Tempe AZ on the 29th of this month! Here’s the link! https://t.co/9Njq53JwLZ This one means a lot to me! pic.twitter.com/S7OuNdi9kl— Wade Cota (@WadeCota) June 17, 2019
Cota is also scheduled to perform at Marquee Theatre in Tempe on June 29. That show is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $20.