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American Idol

American Idol Season 11 Runner-up Jessica Sanchez Sings the National Anthem at Manny Pacquiao Fight (VIDEO)

On Saturday night, American Idol alum Jessica Sanchez returned the support she’d been given by famed international boxer Manny Pacquiao by performing the national anthem before his Pay-Per-View fight against Timothy Bradley.

Manny famously endorsed Jessica as his hopeful winner for Season 11 of Idol, and she was all too delighted to show her own support for him before the fight.

Unfortunately for Manny, his winning streak was ended when the judges declared his opponent the new champion by a split decision. Ouch!

The 16-year-old singer does hope she’ll get the opportunity to support Manny again someday. According to Tempo, Jessica (who is of Filipino and Mexican descent) would love to belt out “Lupang Hinirang,” the national anthem of the Philippines, for one of his future fights.

Source: Tempo

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06.12.2012 / 02:12 AM EDT by Amanda Bell
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