June 9, 2012

American Idol’s Jessica Sanchez to sing National Anthem at Pacquiao vs. Bradley

via: TOPRANK BOXING/Fred Sternburg, Sternburg Comm
The 16-year-old Filipino/Mexican-American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez will sing the National Anthem on June 9, when Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao collides with unbeaten American boxing sensation Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley bout in Las Vegas on Saturday (Sunday in Manila).

The 16-year-old Filipino/Mexican-American singing sensation will be singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in front of over 16,000 members of the live audience and tens of millions of viewers who will watch the bout live via pay-per-view.

In her official Twitter account, Sanchez shared her excitement to be part of the most-awaited event.
"Singing the American National Anthem @ the Pacquiao fight this Saturday in Vegas! I am sooooooooo ecstatic!! :)," Sanchez tweeted.

Team Pacquiao had earlier had with the idea of Sanchez singing the Philippine national anthem but, as it turns out, Sanchez will be singing "The Star Spangled Banner" prior to the fight. The report revealed that "Filipino-American teenage singer, 14-year old Broadway talent Kirby Asunto, will sing the 'Lupang Hinirang' for the fight."



9 comments:

Marie said...

Go go go Jessica I hope next time she'll sing the Philippine's national anthem naman.... =)

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Taylor Gilmore said...

She's quite talented. I believe she'll go far.

Manilenya Mom said...

she has a good voice, i don't have a doubt that she will sing this song beautifully. i just hope that the Filipinos won't take Manny's loss to the grave. it's just a sport.

Vera said...

I didn't watch the fight but I did see Jessica sing the US national anthem. She sang it really well and with much passion too. next fight I hope she sings for the Philippines. :)

fitness and fashion said...

i was not able to watch as she sang because we have a power interruption, argh.,

LadyXciD said...

She sang it well :) But with lots of "birit" as expected from this young diva.. I hope someday she'll sing Philippine National Anthem on one of Pacquiao's fight :)

CoffeeGirl said...

Some people are complaining why she sang the US national anthem and not the Philippines'. I think everyone forgot that she's not a Filipino anymore but an American citizen. And has she ever really said that she's Filipino? I don't think so.

Sumi Go said...

Too bad I wasn't able to watch the whole Pacquiao-Bradley fight today so I didn't see Jessica sing.. >.< Guess I'll have to just view it on Youtube.. :D

shadz said...

She did a smashing job singing the Star Spangled Banner. And the Filipino crowd in MGM cheered pa rin I guess. And Jessica Sanchez knew Manny Pacquiao would have been the announced winner sana, so I kind of notice her na.

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