Manny Pacquiao has chosen American Idol Finalist Thia Megia to sing America’s national Anthem in Pacquiao’s fight against Marquez. Maria Aragon is set to sing the Philippine National Anthem. Seems that Pacquiao’s into selecting FIL-AM singers this time. Will he be choosing Bruno Mar’s next?
According to Thia, she was asked by Manny’s team if she could sing the “Star-Spangled Banner” after the Idols’ guesting in the GMA-7 Saturday variety show “Manny Many Prizes.”
“I sang to him and it was right after the ‘Manny Many Prizes’ show. We went backstage and his manager, he asked me, ‘you probably don’t know the Philippine national anthem yet but do you know ‘Star-Spangled Banner?’ I said, ‘I do.’ ‘Do you mind singing it to Manny?’ And I was like, ‘right now?’ And Manny was sitting right there and it was such a small room and Pia (Toscano) and Stefano (Langone) were there, they were rooting for me,” Thia shared.
Although she admitted singing the national anthem of America in front of Manny was “nerve-wrecking,” Thia said the whole experience was “wonderful.”
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