Mexican-Filipina singer and American Idol Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez is set to sing again the US national anthem for NBA finals on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning, Manila time).
Before the start of the first game of Oklahoma City Thunder versus Miami Heat in the NBA finals, Sanchez will sing The Star-Spangled Banner in front of thousands of NBA supporters and enthusiasts. Just this June 10 (Manila time), Sanchez sang the said US anthem ahead the controversial Pacquio-Bradley boxing match.
Sanchez confirmed the news herself on her official Twitter account when she was asked by a follower on what to expect from her in the coming days. Sanchez answered: “Well NBA tomorrow, #idoltour, and working on upcoming album .”
This will actually be Sanchez’s third time singing the US national anthem, following the PBS Memorial Day concert in Washington D.C. last May 28 and the abovementioned Pacquiao vs Bradley boxing match.
Being a half-Filipina, Sanchez also hopes to sing our own national anthem Lupang Hinirang before a big crowd soon. This will surely be a delight to her Filipino fans and kababayans.