American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez will perform live Tuesday night at the NBA Finals 2012 Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder. She recenly sang the U.S. national anthem "The Star Spangled Banner" before the WBO welterweight title fight between Filipino Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and American Timothy Bradley Jr "The desert man" in Las Vegas and also during the PBS Memorial Day concert in Washington D.C last May 28.
According to thunder's Director of events John Leach “That’s gonna be a surprise,” he said. “We have a few big names that we’re working out right now.”
“We try to showcase Oklahoma talent because we really do feel like there’s a lot of talent here,” Leach said. “There are some that we have pursued for many, many years to no avail. I won’t mention any names. But a lot of the big names that you think of when you think of Oklahoma — Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, all those people — they’re singers but they don’t necessarily have the desire to sing the Anthem because it’s a very difficult song … and they don’t want to be put in the position to execute that song at the expectation that people have.”
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