7-Year-Old Singing Prodigy Wows the Nation with Powerful Rendition of the National Anthem

By Daniel Cameron, Epoch Times
March 21, 2019 Updated: March 27, 2019

A 7-year-old singing prodigy is now known nationwide after her incredible performance of the Star Spangled Banner, before a crowd of 25,000 soccer fans at the Stub Hub Center in Los Angeles, California.

Believe it or not, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja started singing when she was 1 year old, even before she could speak! She’s a natural singer, a gift she humbly thanks God for.

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Malea Emma 曾晶莹发布于 2018年9月9日周日

Young Malea was invited on ABC’s GMA Day in early October 2018, where show hosts Michael Strahan and Sara Haines prepped the crowd by saying, “our next guest may be tiny, but this 7-year-old’s big voice is getting national attention for her performance of The Star Spangled Banner.”

One can’t help but smile when Malea walks out onto the floor in her cute pink dress.

Show host Strahan lifts her up onto the elevated stage so everyone can get a good look at this young star in the making.

When asked how she felt singing the national anthem to open up the LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders game, she confidently explained that she was “really excited but nervous, so I told myself I can’t get anything wrong because it’s really a special song for America.”

The audience “awws” at her adorable response.

One can feel Malea’s bubbly personality as she speaks with such clear enunciation. Her young face radiates a joyfulness that is innocently pleasant and pure.

A cute little video from six years prior, showing Malea singing as a 1-year-old, is then shown to the audience. In it, she holds a comb—an impromptu mic—and sings to a lamp, “because there was nobody watching yet,” she explains.

Well, she’s made huge progress in six years—from a lamp to 25,000 spectators. Malea is on the road to success already!

Malea Emma 曾晶莹发布于 2018年9月24日周一

In addition to singing lessons, Malea loves practicing singing with her father. Her proud parents, together with her older brother, sit in the front row.

To have such a powerful, melodious singing voice at such a young age, it’s no wonder she’s become an online sensation, with more than 47,000 Instagram followers.

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Malea Emma 曾晶莹发布于 2018年11月9日周五

She’s even caught the attention of a number of celebrities, including her “Dreamgirls” idol, Jennifer Holliday, who tweeted: “Hope that you and I will get the opportunity to sing a duet together someday—Thank you so much for singing my song!”

Malea tweeted back, expressing how happy, proud, and thankful she is to have received a tweet from Holliday. For Malea, it would be a dream come true to be able to sing with her idol.

“Please universe…Make it happen so that I can sing a duet with Jennifer Holliday!” she wrote. “Please…Thank You!”

Well, both the audience and Malea were in for a big surprise. When the young singing superstar is invited to sing Jennifer Holliday’s “And I Am Telling You,” guess who joins her.

A dream come true.

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