Marlana Vanhoose is one talented lady! The blind singer gave a showstopping performance of the national anthem at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH on July 18, moving the crowd to tears. You can WATCH her sing it right here!
Marlana Vanhoose, 20, blew the audience at the RNC away when the opened the conference with her beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner . WATCH:
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Marlana was born blind, and diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was a toddler. The talented singer began playing piano when she was two, and the Kentucky native has sung all over the US. We think Marlana was the perfect choice to kick off the RNC, and her performance was just incredible! “I just want people to never give up on their dreams,” Marlana has said about how she wants her performances to help others. “I like to give people hope and strength to live from singing and from encouraging people.” So inspiring!
Apart from Marlana’s beautiful performance, the Republican National Convention has been off to a rocky start. A Code Pink protester interrupted Senator Jeff Session while he spoke, getting into a fight with security after they tried to confiscate the banner she was holding.
Then, while addressing the crowd, Donald Trump‘s wife Melania gave a very similar speech to the one that Michelle Obama made in 2008. Some phrases from Melania’s speech, such as “your word is your bond”, are direct quotes from Michelle’s speech at the Democratic Convention back when Barack Obama was running for president! Considering Melania would be the First Lady if Donald is made president, this doesn’t make her look good.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Marlana’s performance? Tell us if it was your fave part of the RNC so far!