Watch Jessica Sanchez as she sings the Philippine National Anthem in the recently concluded Pacquiao-Bradley 2 fight, April 12, 2014.
The season 11 American Idol runner-up nailed the song considering that she does not speak Tagalog at home often because she grew in the US.
There was one mispronounced word, but her melody and tone was perfect. It is how “Lupang Hinirang” should be sung.
Jessica Sanchez’s soaring voice had surely given goose bumps to the audience. Manny Pacquiao has invited Jessica for the third time. Apparently, Jessica and Manny has a friendship that has been nurtured through the years.
Watch Jessica Sanchez sing the Philippine National anthem below: