American Idol alumni Jessica Sanchez sang the Philippine and the US national anthems before the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios fight started earlier today. It was held at the Venetian Hotel, Cotai Arena in Macau. She wore a long printed gown.
Jessica Sanchez sings USA National Anthem Paquiao vs Rios
Pacquiao personally chose Sanchez to sing the national anthems.
Pacman took to Twitter last Tuesday to ask Sanchez if she will “do me the honor of singing the national anthems before our fight?”
Sanchez later replied: “Yes! I’m honored!”
Meanwhile, she said that she feels honored to be singing the Philippine national anthem in Pacquiao’s fight.
“My grandma helped me with the pronunciation. I’ve been trying to listen to different versions and I’m going to keep it as traditional as possible,” she said.
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