There was no sign of nerves for the boy, who wore a No. 44 Syracuse basketball jersey as he sang. When he was done, several of the Syracuse basketball players came over to give him a fist-bump, the Post-Standard reported.
This was not Drake's first performance before a live audience. He sang the national anthem before the first pitch of the three games of the Auburn Doubledays minor-league baseball team, the Post-Standard reported.
Grillo said her son keeps sharp by singing into a toy microphone at home. While the anthem is his signature song, Drake has expanded his repertoire.
"Right now he’s into Christmas music, so he sings that,'' Grillo told the Post-Standard.