Blind Singer Rocks a Powerful Performance of the National Anthem on First Night of Republican National Convention
Lifestyle| | By Margo Gothelf
Republican National Convention has already brought its fair share of drama, but one moment from Monday night’s convention deserves a little more of the spotlight. Meet Marlana VanHoose, the singer of the national anthem on the first night of the convention. VanHoose, 20, was born blind due to cytomegalovirus, a disease that effects the development of the option nerve. On top of being blind, VanHoose was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was 2 years old.The
VanHoose’s performance of the “Star-Spangled Banner” brought the audience to their feet for a well deserved standing ovation. This isn’t the first time VanHoose has performed on a national stage. The singer has performed the national anthem at a bunch of sporting events, including a Monday Night Football game last November during a Cleveland Browns home game.