This story was copied from the Mudcats
web site www.gomudcats.com
on April 11, 2003. North Carolina Dance Institute
congratulates and wishes the best to student Taylor
Fleming for her upcoming appearance on Star Search!
30 Update: Unfortunately, Taylor's appearance on Star
Search required rescheduling, but we congratulate
her just the same and hope for another chance for
her to perform soon.
Anthem Singer Set to Appear on Star
Raleigh eight year old
was set for two dates this season
Zebulon, NC -- The
Carolina Mudcats would like to congratulate eight year old Taylor
Fleming of Raleigh on being chosen to appear on Star Search, the CBS
show hosted by Arsenio Hall. She'll perform on Wednesday,
"We were shopping when we got
the call," said Kelly Fleming, Taylor's mother. "She just
started jumping up and down, I wish I had it on camera."
Fleming, who was scheduled to sing the National
Anthem on April 20 but will have to miss the performance as she'll
be in Hollywood.
"They're going to tutor her
and work with her on her wardrobe and lyrics," Fleming said. "They
are really going to take care of her."
The Flemings had sent a tape
to Star Search producers and even participated in the North Carolina
open auditions earlier this month.
"When Mrs. Fleming told me the
news, I was excited for her," said Jarrod Wronski, Mudcats Director
of Community Relations. "I was surprised that she was
apologetic that Taylor couldn't make it."
Fleming will be invited back
to sing the anthem upon her return to the area which is scheduled to
be some time in May. Fleming is still scheduled to sing on
August 8 before the Mudcats game with
The Carolina Mudcats have
long-been a starting point for future stars in Major League
Baseball. Now, it will prove to be a starting point for the
entertainment field as well.
Fleming was chosen to perform
the anthem this season after auditioning in March during the team's
open auditions at Five County Stadium. The team had over 100