Jessica Sanchez is indeed singing a national anthem in Manny Pacquiao‘s upcoming bout but it’s not for the Philippines but for the US. She’ll be singing the “Star Spangled Banner” for Timothy Bradley‘s camp, Pacquiao’s opponent this Saturday, June 9, 2012 (Sunday morning in Manila) as confirmed by Top Rank Entertainment.
For Pacquiao and the whole Philippines’ camp, Fil-Am singer Kirby Asunto of New Jersey is singing the “Lupang Hinirang.”
It’s interesting to note that while Jessica Sanchez is still competing in American Idol last month, Pacquiao expressed his desire to get the service of the 16-year-old Fil-Mexican to sing the Philippine National Anthem in his fight against Bradley. Apparently, Jessica said yes to the opponent’s side.
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