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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Marlana VanHoose is loud and proud

By ESPN Music

ESPN's "E:60" has this feature on Marlana VanHoose, a truly remarkable 18-year-old girl from Denver, Ky., who has sung "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Kentucky women's games.

VanHoose has been blind since birth and has cerebral palsy. But none of that matters when she picks up the microphone and starts to sing. When you hear her, you'll understand. (And keep this in mind: "The Star-Spangled Banner" has made singers with Grammy awards and gold records look like fools. It's not easy.)

What's more, the Wildcats are 4-0 when VanHoose sings the national anthem.