As part of the NFL’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Paola Guanche — winner of the first season of Telemundo’s hit singing competition series La Voz Kids — will perform the national anthem before the game between the Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 22. The 12-year-old Guanche will be flanked by a U.S. Army color guard of Hispanic soldiers as she sings before an audience of nearly 24 million viewers for NBC’s nationally televised Sunday Night Football game.
From Miami, Paola Guanche comes from a family of well-known Cuban singers and performers. She began acting and singing in shows with her family at a young age, and joined La Voz Kids to show she has star quality. That was proved when she won the popular vote for first place on La Voz Kids this year. Guanche already has a music library of 15 songs that she has composed.
Sunday Night Football coverage of Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers begins at 8:15pm ET on Sept. 22, following Football Night in America at 7pm ET, on NBC. Telemundo sportscasters Rene Giraldo and Edgar Lopez will provide game coverage in Spanish via SAP.
Paola Guanche performing during Season 1 of La Voz Kids: Alejandro Renteria/Telemundo