Jessica to sing at Pacquiao fight

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Jessica Sanchez will sing the US National Anthem at the Pacquiao-Bradley fight.

"American Idol" season 11 finalist Jessica Sanchez sings "The Star Spangled Banner" at the National Memorial Day Concert, at the West Lawn of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, May 27, 2012. Screengrab from the PBS telecast.

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – American Idol’s Jessica Sanchez will sing the US national anthem before the Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley World Welterweight Championship, Saturday, June 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Sanchez will be singing before a live audience of over 16,000 fans and tens of millions of viewers worldwide watching it live on Pay-Per-View, promoters said in a statement.

Sanchez will be joining the rest of Season’s 11’s Top 10 on the road this summer for the American Idols Live! Tour, which will begin July 6 in Detroit.

The half-Filipino landed second in the last season of ‘Idol’ in a sensational journey to stardom.

Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs), boxing’s only eight-division world champion and the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani province in the Philippines, will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight championship crown against WBO junior welterweight champion Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs), of Palm Springs, California. –

(We earlier reported that Sanchez will sing the Philippine national anthem. Our apologies.) 

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