This past Sunday saw 20-year-old pop belter Jojo lend her soaring vocals to the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ at the MLS Cup Final in California. While this wouldn’t mark the first time the diva-in-training put her soulful spin on the historic number, this most recent event saw a more subdued display of the her ever-maturing vocals.
How did she fare? Be the judge after the jump:
A bit restrained in parts, Jojo’s voice definitely shone in the song’s more climactic areas. Unlike some *cough cough Keyshia Cole*, the young songstress managed to inject a bit of personality (runs, riffs, embellishments) without running out. Kudos for exercising an ever-growing maturity on the singer’s part as some have argued some of her previous anthem arrangements were overdone.