Jessica Sanchez at Pacquiao vs Bradley fight (to sing not for Manny)

Jessica Sanchez will be singing at the Pacquiao vs Bradley fight this June 9, 2012 in Las Vegas (June 10 PH Time).

Should the Filipinos be happy and proud about Jessica Sanchez singing at the Pacquiao vs Bradley boxing match?

Of course, but not so, because this Fil-Mexican teen who finished 2nd in American Idol 2012 will be singing not for the Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, but for his American opponent Timothy Bradley Jr.

It's Jessica Sanchez herself who confirmed via Twitter that she'll sing the U.S. national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner" when she posted: "Singing the American National Anthem @ the Pacquiao fight this Saturday in Vegas! I am sooooooooo ecstatic!! :)"

From the way Jessica tweeted it (she only mentioned Pacquiao), it looks like she will be on Manny's side even if she'll be singing the national anthem for Bradley.

Last month, while Jessica was still on "Idol" competition, Manny Pacquiao already expressed desire to have Jessica Sanchez sing the Philippine National Anthem "Lupang Hinirang", and probably she isn't that familiar yet with our national anthem. It's Fil-Am teenie Kirby Asunto, 14, who will sing it instead for Manny.

Do you think Jessica Sanchez will be Manny's lucky charm in the said fight even if she's singing for the Americans?

It will mark the 2nd time within just 2 weeks that Jessica will sing the American national anthem. Last May 26, she already performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the PBS National Memorial Day 2012.

Watch a video of Jessica Sanchez singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the PBS Memorial Day (uploaded on Youtube by Jessica Sanchez Fan):

Jessica's fellow Fil-Am-Mexican Jasmine Villegas and Fil-Am friend Thia Megia, who was also an American Idol finalist (Season 10), already sang the same song in previous Pacquiao fights. Jasmine performed during the Pacquiao - Hatton bout in 2008 while Thia did it just last November in the Pacquiao-Marquez 3 fight. -

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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