9-Year-Old Stuns With Impromptu 'Star-Spangled Banner' At Ballpark

9-Year-Old Stuns With Impromptu 'Star-Spangled Banner' At Ballpark

9-year-old Marley McAninch belts out an incredible rendition of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ at a local little game in California.


‘The National Anthem’ is not an easy song to perform. In fact, it’s one of the most difficult arrangements to hit every single not perfectly on pitch.

In 1814, Francis Scott Key penned the iconic song during The War Of 1812. Despite British forces bombing Fort McHenry, the U.S. proved victorious during the battle.

The next morning, Francis Scott Key spotted the American flag flying over the fort and he was immediately inspired. What followed are the special words that we know and love today.

“O! say can you see by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”

The weight and importance of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ was not lost on young Marley McAninch. Recently, she was asked to perform the song at a local little league game with just one day’s notice.

Despite the short practice window, Marley delivered a flawless performance. It was so good that once her rendition was posted online, it quickly went viral.

Now, everyone is talking about this young girl and her talented vocals. Who else was in awe?

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