Anyone watch the LA Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders MLS game yesterday? If you’re American most likely not because Americans do not watch soccer. So this might come as a surprise to you when I say there was something worth watching. A 7-year-old girl killed it by singing the National Anthem. Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja became the highlight and the MVP of the game when she came out and belted out the “Star Spangled Banner.”
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LA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic tweeted after seven-year-old Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja stunned the crowd with her rendition of American national anthem.
🔈 Turn the sound up for this. pic.twitter.com/lzfx5EgDQy
— The Voice of America (@VOANews) September 24, 2018
That voice is just amazing. Malae Emma is a SAG actor/singer/model according to her Instagram. She’s repped by her parents and she had to enter a contest to sing the National Anthem at the game reports the MLS Soccer site. The other kids that tried, well they’re losers and got a cold lesson in life early. That there are much more talented people than you. And most likely your parents were lying to you by telling you that you were a great singer when you clearly weren’t
So where does this performance stand against the rest of the professional singers that have sung the National Anthem? This is right behind Whitney Houston singing the “Star Spangled Banner,” which is considered by some to be the best rendition of the song.
Whitney’s rendition is the best for me. some believe it was lipsynched. While this may be true, I like to believe that people speculating if it is true or not just shows how good her voice was. I don’t believe it was fake, rather this was prime Whitney, before “Crack Is Whack” Whitney, before Bobby Brown Whitney.
But this 7-year-old’s rendition is right behind Whitney. I can’t name anyone better. So kid if you’re reading this, my point is to stay away from crack and Bobby Brown if you want a long career. And if you don’t agree with me that Malea’s rendition was as good as I say it is, at least we can agree that it’s better than Jeremy Lin singing.
Oh, if anyone cares the LA Galaxy beat the Seattle Sounders 3-0.