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American Idol

Jessica Sanchez Belts Out the American National Anthem for NBA Finals (VIDEO)

American Idol Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez is really making the rounds with her “Star-Spangled Banner” singing skills!

For the second time this week, she’s given the sports world a stellar national anthem rendition — this time for the NBA Finals showdown between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma Thunder.

Jessica was given a warm reception by the basketball-loving crowd, and Oklahoma went on to win the game.

The 16-year-old singer previously performed the “Star Spangled Banner” at Saturday’s Pay-Per-View boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley to much acclaim. It’s no surprise she came this close to becoming the newest American Idol champ!

Source: GMA News

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06.14.2012 / 01:50 AM EDT by Amanda Bell
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