David Cook took to the stage in the middle of the outfield at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo., prior to the 2009 Home Run Derby, part of Major League Baseball's "All-Star Week." He performed "Heroes" and "Declaration," the latter of which can be watched below:
While "Heroes" aired on the MLB Network, "Declaration" was shown on ESPN and received the larger audience.
The event's entertainment was announced via a press release that was made public on Thurs., July 9. Also in attendance was Nikko Smith, as the fourth season's 9th-place finalist and son of St. Louis Cardinals legend Ozzie Smith sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to the derby.