MONTREAL- After Global News tweeted at the Canadiens de Montreal about Brittany Kennell’s dream to sing the anthem, the Habs responded with an invitation.
On Saturday’s game against the Rangers, the Beaconsfield native fulfilled her life-long wish.
“When I first got out there, it was a little bit nerve wracking,” confessed the 27-year-old singer.
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Not even rehearsals could prepare the her for the long awaited moment.
“Just walking into the stadium earlier today for the sound check was really surreal,” said Kennell. “I was like, this is actually happening.”
Soundcheck! My heart is SO full. Can’t believe I’m here tonight!!!! 🇨🇦@CanadiensMTL @Global_Montreal @NBCTheVoice pic.twitter老域名购买/2N7EpJc2WE
— Brittany Kennell (@bkennellmusic) March 26, 2016
Brittany Kennell, 1st Canadian on The Voice, to sing National Anthem at Habs game
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Brittany Kennell, 1st Canadian on The Voice, dreams of singing National Anthem at Habs game
For as long as she can remember, Kennell has dreamt of singing the national anthem for her hometown’s team and on Saturday night, that dream came through.
As Kennell took to the microphone, the stadium roared.
The moment was even more significant as Kennell has a particular connection to the anthem.
“My great great grandfather’s cousin is Calixa Lavallée and he composed the melody to the national anthem,” Kennell let Global News know with a smile.
“The connection is just so real as I’m singing the melody of this song, I just feel like I’m in the right place,” added Kennell.
It is a strong family connection too as her dad stood by her side all along.
“You’re sitting back and you kind of wonder and pinch yourself it it’s real… and it is real,” said Danny Kennell, Brittany’s proud father.
But these are not Kennell’s first five minutes of fame.
The Beaconsfield native has been winning over judges on the hit NBC singing competition, The Voice.
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Kennell is soon heading back to the United States of America to enter the knock-out round of the competition.
And as she returns to the stage, she says she will be drawing inspiration from her experience on the ice.
“I’m gonna take all that love and support that Montreal has given me and I’m gonna take it there,” said Kennell. “It’s just going to give me that extra boost of confidence.”