American idol runner up Jessica Sanchez is set to sing the National Anthem for the upcoming Timothy Bradley versus Manny Pacquiao World Welterweight Championship fight this coming Saturday, June 9 at 9:00pm.
Jessica was thrilled with the idea as she bragged about it on her facebook page. This is a very good exposure for her since this is considered as a much awaited fight and as expected there will be 16, 000 people watching. Aside from the live audience, the fight will be aired on pay-per-view so her performance will be viewed all over the world.
Manny Pacquiao on the other hand was huge fan of Jessica, he expressed his support to the latter during an interview with Abs-Cbn network. He even tried to watch “Idol” but came in very late. He was really rooting for Jessica to win and he’s very proud that she’s a half Filipino.
This is going to be another big time exposure for Jessica and a good way to rehearse and prepare for the kickoff of the American Idol Live! Tour on the 6th of July.
A lot of people saying she was chosen to sing for the fight because of her brilliant performance when she also sang the anthem at the National Memorial Day Concert 2012. She sang so beautifully that even just watching the video of it on YouTube could really make me cry. I will no longer be surprised if after the Bradley-Pacquiao fight, Jess will be invited to sing the anthem again for a different occasion.