SJessica Sanchez, 16-year-old American Idol Season 11 runner-up will be singing the American National Anthem upcoming fight of Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao against Timothy Bradley in the United States on June 9 or June 10 in the Philippines.
To sing the Philippine National Anthem is Filipino-American — Broadway star Kirby Asunto in the said World Welterweight title fight, according to entertainment blog Ayan Deato In Random.
Some Filipino fans from social networking sites Twitter and Facebook wishes that Jessica Sanchez will be singing the Philippine National Anthem knowing that the “Idol” runner-up is Filipina-Mexican-American.
Angelo King: Everybody here in the Philippines was waiting for Jessica Sanchez to speak Filipino during AI season and now she’s gonna sing Lupang Hinirang. Let’s see on Sunday how it will be!
Regina Pabalan: Ow! I thought she will sing the Phil’ national anthem,
Issa Ebreo Ringor: I th0ught its f0r the Philippines..bus its o.k.. Maybe nxt time..
More reactions from Facebook and Twitter below: