Last night, I decided to turn on game two of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks. I tuned in early, since the game started at 9 pm ET on the East Coast. And I'm glad I did.
While watching the pregame festivities, I happened to catch 10-year-old local singing sensation Julia Dale belt out one of the best renditions of the National Anthem I've ever heard. It gave me goosebumps.
And apparently others felt the same thing. The Palm Beach Post reports:
Her rousing rehearsal three hours before tipoff not only brought a halt to all action inside AmericanAirlines Arena, but also led ABC's director to request that she do it just like that again for real, because he was going to make sure she was part of the national telecast.
Here's 4-feet tall Julia singing with the heart and voice of a 33-year-old:
Someone tell Christiana Aguilera that that's how it's done.