Anytime the National Anthem plays — whether before a sporting event or any other occasion — true patriotic Americans feel a deep sense of pride for this great nation. And that’s especially true if the person singing the anthem is doing a good job at it.
But we have to be honest — the one we just heard from a tiny little girl who sang the Star-Spangled Banner right before a professional soccer game was just… well, she left millions of Americans absolutely speechless. It’s THAT good.
If you have a minute or two to spare, please watch her. You’re welcome in advance…
A seven-year-old girl wowed a crowd of 25,000 fans with her performance of the national anthem at a Major League Soccer (MLS) game on Sunday night.
Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja belted out “The Star-Spangled Banner” in front of more than 25,000 spectators gathered to see the LA Galaxy take on the Seattle Sounders Sunday night at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles.
The seven-year-old was selected as the winner of the LA Galaxy’s inaugural #GalaxySocial national anthem contest.
The announcer introduced the singing prodigy as “tiny but mighty” before she took the field, captivating fans with her performance of the national anthem.
“I was thinking that I cannot do anything wrong because it’s a really special song to America,” Malea Emma told ABC News Monday.
Social media users showered praise upon Malea Emma following her performance, including Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, calling her the “MVP of the game”:
MVP of the game! https://t.co/eZ2WdQsVN7
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) September 24, 2018
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