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Published: Thursday, April 18 2013 2:00 p.m. MDT

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Eureka, UT

Very inspirational!!!

Mount Pleasant, UT

Wow.....brought many tears of joy listening and watching this young girl. She's going to go places and being blind will not stop a voice like that. Bless her heart for her courage and superb musical talent.

Blue AZ Cougar

Headline of the article: "Blind 16-year-old stuns with national anthem"

I don't get that. Why does it matter if she's blind? Does that impair one's ability to sing? Why not just say "16-year-old stuns with national anthem"?

That being said, she has an amazing voice, very talented young lady.

South Jordan, UT

Umm... not that it really matters, but that is the University of Kentucky, whose nickname is the Wildcats, not Kansas, whose nickname is the Jayhawks.

Farr West, Utah

Amazing, as Instereo and suzyk#1 said;
to Blue AZ Cougar: While I understand what you are saying, it doesn't hurt to notice and compliment someone who has overcome extra challenges. Being blind has nothing to do with musical talent, but I am sure it does make life in general and accomplishing great things like this a bit harder. I admit I know nothing about how reading music works for the blind. (Is there a Braille technique for writing music? She may have learned just by listening, I don't know.)

Blue AZ Cougar

@ ksampow

Point taken, I get what you're saying. And yes, there is actually a Braille technique for reading music -- it's actually pretty amazing to see someone play the piano while physically reading sheet music with one of their hands. That said -- I don't know how to read music, but I can still carry a tune. You don't have to know how to read music to sing well.

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