Raising children to show courage is crucial, as many kids tend to shy away from the spotlight. However, three-year-old Drake Grillo is an exception to this norm. Recently, he was asked to sing the national anthem in front of thousands of people at a Syracuse Women’s basketball game and not only did he sing it at the top of his lungs, but he also did it flawlessly. His performance garnered much excitement from the crowd, and it is no surprise that the women’s team won the game by over fifty points.
In a video of the event, young Drake can be seen holding a large microphone, standing in front of a sea of 6,000 eyes fixed on him, singing the Star Spangled Banner. His impressive performance was met with a standing ovation and an avalanche of applause from the crowd. The basketball staff also congratulated Drake on his performance by giving him fist bumps.
Drake’s achievement was record-breaking, as he became the youngest person to sing the national anthem at the Dome in the arena’s entire history. While Drake may not have fully comprehended the magnitude of his accomplishment, the adults present certainly did. Despite his talent, Drake remains humble, and his parents try to keep him calm and avoid talking up the event.
Not only is Drake a talented singer, but he is also a passionate sports fan and takes great pride in the United States. He enjoys practicing singing with his toy microphones at home, and his favorite song is always the Star Spangled Banner. This was not even his first time singing the anthem at an official sporting event, as he had previously sung it for a minors baseball team in Auburn during the summer.
Overall, Drake’s performance of the anthem was exceptional, and he is a remarkable child who is not afraid of the spotlight.