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11-year-old girl wows RSL crowd with national anthem

Published: Wednesday, May 8 2013 5:10 p.m. MDT

Eleven-year-old Lexi Walker sang the national anthem, and listeners were blown away by Walker’s voice. (YouTube.com) Eleven-year-old Lexi Walker sang the national anthem, and listeners were blown away by Walker’s voice. (YouTube.com)

SALT LAKE CITY — Attendees at the Real Salt Lake soccer match experienced a spectacular performance Saturday, May 4 — and not just by the 2-0 win against Vancouver.

Eleven-year-old Lexi Walker sang the national anthem, and listeners were blown away by Walker’s voice. Comments on the YouTube clip of her singing include, “She has a bright future ahead of her!” and “She was astonishing! How old is this girl?” The clip has more than 13,000 views.

Abby Stevens is an intern for the Deseret News Faith and Family sections. She is a recent graduate of Brigham Young University–Idaho. Contact Abby at astevens@deseretdigital.com.

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