You’ve never seen a more epic rendition of the national anthem than what Malea Emma produced on Sunday.
The seven-year-old was asked to perform The Star Spangled Banner at the MLS Cup final in Atlanta, Georgia.
And she absolutely killed it — in the best possible way.
It’s hard to describe Malea’s performance, so we’ll just let you watch and enjoy.
Watch the full version here:
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Malea — full name Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja — had been singing the anthem at minor-league events all over the country.
But, as a recent USA Today article noted, her stock began rising when she won praise from Zlatan Ibrahimovic after her performance at an LA Galaxy game in September.
Last month, LeBron James even applauded her performance prior to a Lakers game:
You need to zoom this picture in. That was @KingJames who turned around and gave me applause! Thank you #LebronJames! Means a lot to me! 😍 #maleaemma #NationalAnthem @Lakers #NationalAnthemsinger pic.twitter.com/EdzGZnih9q
— Malea Emma (@MaleaEmma) November 26, 2018
Her greatest dream? To sing prior to the Super Bowl.
With performances like this one, it’s going to be tough to keep her away.
On the pitch, Atlanta United won the title in its second season of existence, defeating the Portland Timbers 2-0.
Atlanta’s MVP Josef Martinez led the way in front of a league-record crowd of 73,019 at Mercedes Benz Stadium, opening the scoring in the 39th minute with his 35th goal of the 2018 campaign.
Argentine defender Franco Escobar doubled the score in the 54th minute as Atlanta made coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s last match at the helm a victory before he departs to take over as coach of Mexico.