Jessica Sanchez sings both "Lupang Hinirang" and the US national anthem for Pacquiao-Rios fight

Jessica Sanchez sings both for the Philippines and US on Chinese soil

Jessica Sanchez performed both "Lupang Hinirang", the Philippine National Anthem, and "The Star-Spangled Banner", the American National Anthem, before the fight between the Philippines' Manny Pacquiao and USA's Brandon Rios held earlier today in Macau, China.

Jessica Sanchez, who's a Filipino-Mexican American singer who rose to fame via American Idol Season 11, sang first the US National Anthem, then the Philippine national anthem.

courtesy of herbeezyfbaby via Instagram

And she nailed both anthems! I got chills, especially when she was singing the Filipino anthem. Watch!!! (uploaded on Youtube by sillyboofunny)

Jessica Sanchez even trended worldwide after her performances. (credit to @itsmedez via Instagram)

It's my first time to watch a boxing fight with one singer singing both the respective national anthems of the opposing fighters.

But I think there was something more than that. It was like Philippines and USA together as one in China. Hmmm.

It was already Jessica's 2nd time to sing for a Pacquiao fight. But during the first one, where Pacquiao fought American Timothy Bradley, Jessica sang only the US National Anthem and it was Kirby Asunto who sang "Lupang Hinirang". Pacquiao lost said fight with Bradley.

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