There have been many rousing renditions of the national anthem, but a 7-year-old girl who calls herself an “actor, model and anthem girl” turned in a memorable version Sunday.
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Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja of Los Angeles won an anthem contest sponsored by Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy. That allowed Malea Emma to sing before the Galaxy’s match Sunday against the Seattle Sounders.
She has her own Twitter account, which is run by her parents, and Malea Emma already has more than 1,000 followers.
What she produced before the StubHub Center crowd Sunday impressed players like the Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who tweeted that she was “the MVP of the game.”
Malea Emma's reaction on Twitter? "OMG!"
You might have to turn the sound up, but the passion Malea Emma projected is worth it.
Perhaps inspired by the song, Zlatan scored his 501st career goal as the Galaxy won 3-0.