The Golden State Warriors may be the 2015 NBA champions but there was someone else who won everyone’s hearts at Oracle Arena during the final game.
Was it Stephen Curry? No.
LeBron James? Definitely not him.
It was Marlana VanHoose, an inspirational visually impaired teen with cerebral palsy who mesmerized basketball fans across the nation as she belted out an incredible rendition of the national anthem.
Here’s how people responded to her incredible performance:
“If you missed that National Anthem, then you missed out on goosebumps on top of goosebumps,” Twitter user Matt Jarrells wrote.
Marlana Vanhoose with that vibrato, well done.— Mikey Fusco (@IamMikeyFusco) June 17, 2015
Marlana VanHoose spits hot fire. for real. My favorite nat’l anthem singer at #Pacers games— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) June 17, 2015
VanHoose first became an online sensation in 2012 when she sang at a University of Kentucky women’s basketball game.
Since then, the flawless singer has performed at a number of big sporting events including the NASCAR Sprint Series Cup Race in the U.S.