So here's the song, and let me just say: what a night. Happy Anniversary Sunshine. This will be the last post I write about you, I promise. GBU.
*Click here if you want to download the song direct without watching the video!
Wed May 27, 2009 1:55 pm EDT
By J.E. Skeets
Poof! Magic win!
Gina Marie Incandela — a talented 7-year-old who as a toddler had a speech disorder that made it impossible for her to form words — once again belted out the anthem before Game 4 Tuesday night, and low and Hedo, Orlando won 116-114 in overtime. Again.
"It just makes peoples' heart feel good and they like it when I sing," she recently told Shannon Owens of the Orlando Sentinel. "And it makes the Magic win every single time."
Her singing talent was discovered after her parents enrolled her in a special needs program at the University of Central Florida where instructors used music to help coax her to talk. Shortly there after she took a liking to Leanne Rimes, and when she heard Rimes' rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner," she mastered the tune.
Here she is performing before Game 3 vs. the Boston Celtics last round. Chills.