Ex-BYU football star Vai Sikahema gets kick out of choir gig

Published: Friday, June 17 2011 11:10 p.m. MDT

For Sikahema and his family, the choir appearance was a night to remember. "It means so much to him," said his wife, Keala. "To be able to sit in the choir seats and sing with America's Choir and know that it will be seen in the city where he lives, has been very exciting. And the choir has been so great."

The two songs the choir sang with Sikahema were not just one-and-done knock-offs. They had to be done several times to meet the choir's exceptional standard of excellence. "I sang, but I didn't sing loud," said Sikahema. "I didn't want the coach to take me out. I couldn't believe how detailed Mack is; he wanted it just right. To do this was amazing. To be there, surrounded by the beauty and majesty of the music, was just an incredible experience."

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