Maria Aragon To Sing Philippine National Anthem in Pacquiao vs Marquez 3 Bout

By on Aug 31, 2011 in Boxing, Sports Comments

Maria Lourdes Aragon
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Maria Lourdes Aragon, a Fil-Canadian YouTube singing sensation, was selected by Manny Pacquiao to sing the Philippine National Anthem in his fight against Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12, 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to reports by several international news sites.

“I just really never wouldn’t have expected it. I watched Manny Pacquiao’s fight ever since I was little. Now getting the chance to sing and seeing his fight live, I feel very blessed. It feels very amazing and [I’m] thankful to Manny”, Aragon said in a statement.

Aragon, who gained fame after doing her own version of Lady Gaga‘s “Born This Way” mentioned that she would give her best in singing “Lupang Hinirang” and will follow the marching tempo to avoid criticism.

“I really wanna, just gonna keep it simple, especially since it’s my first really big performance, singing the national anthem. I really want to sing it the way that they wrote it, and the way that it’s meant to be. And also, just to make the Filipinos proud”, Aragon added.

Moreover, Aragon was recently chosen to sing the theme song of Junior Master Chef Pinoy EditionBilib Ako Sa ‘Yo“.

The YouTube singing sensation arrived in the country last July 20 and signed a contract with Star Records. She has already launched her eponymous album containing her version of “Born This Way,” as well as the theme song of “Way Back Home.”

Maria Aragon will go back  to Canada on September 8, 2011, reports said.

Related blog post: Maria Aragon:YouTube Singing Sensation To Sing Lupang Hinirang in Pacquiao- Marquez Bout

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