7-Year-Old Stuns Crowd With National Anthem Performance A 7-year-old belted out the national anthem at a major league soccer game Sunday and amazed the crowd. We hear a bit of the performance by Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja.
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7-Year-Old Stuns Crowd With National Anthem Performance

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7-Year-Old Stuns Crowd With National Anthem Performance

7-Year-Old Stuns Crowd With National Anthem Performance

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A 7-year-old belted out the national anthem at a major league soccer game Sunday and amazed the crowd. We hear a bit of the performance by Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

The voice of a 40-pound, 7-year-old girl filled a Los Angeles soccer stadium on Sunday.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

We'll let her introduce herself.

MALEA EMMA TJANDRAWIDJAJA: My name is Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja.

CORNISH: And she sang "The Star-Spangled Banner." And this was her stunning finish.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

MALEA: (Singing) The bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave over the land of the free and the home of the brave?

KELLY: Wow. Seven-year-old Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja - and with that, how could the LA Galaxy not go on to beat the Seattle Sounders?

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