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Marlana VanHoose will sing the national anthem at the RNC tonight

Matt, Ryan, and Drew aren’t the only members of the Big Blue Nation in Cleveland for this week’s Republican National Convention; Marlana VanHoose will sing the national anthem to open tonight’s session at approximately 8:10 p.m.

Of course, if you’ve been on this site at all in the past few years, you know Marlana’s story. Born blind and diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age two, “Little Marlana” became known for her incredible voice after singing the national anthem at UK Hoops games a few years ago. Since then, she’s blossomed into a superstar, singing the anthem at various NBA, NFL, MLB, NASCAR, and NCAA games, including the 2015 NBA Finals.

This morning, she turned heads while rehearsing in the convention hall:

I hadn’t planned on tuning in to the RNC tonight, but maybe I will just to hear Little Marlana.

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2 Comments for Marlana VanHoose will sing the national anthem at the RNC tonight



  1. UK Fan
    3:29 pm July 18, 2016 Permalink

    Her rehearsal was during CBS Morning Show on air interviews..Charlie Gail & Nora..all ended up applauding as everyone did..was awesome job…



  2. JackAngus
    10:15 pm July 18, 2016 Permalink

    Awesome talent, indeed! My son and I were checking out the video and noticed that the tweet came from “Erica Hill”… well, check out the blue sign in the middle of the video… Who does it say will be “great again”? Yep… pretty cool.