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.
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.
"Most valuable player." ⚽🎤🎵— The Voice of America (@VOANews) September 24, 2018
LA Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic tweeted after seven-year-old Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja stunned the crowd with her rendition of American national anthem.
🔈 Turn the sound up for this. pic.twitter.com/lzfx5EgDQy
MVP of the game! https://t.co/eZ2WdQsVN7— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) September 24, 2018
OMG! 😍 https://t.co/fTJshgNQqc— Malea Emma (@MaleaEmma) September 24, 2018
Perhaps inspired by the song, Zlatan scored his 501st career goal as the Galaxy won 3-0.
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