We don’t really want to admit it, but performances of “The Star Spangled Banner” aren’t always exactly stellar (pardon the pun).
I’m not really trying to make fun of singers out there, but the anthem is really hard to pull off, due to the really high notes it contains.
So here, have a look at an incredible performance of the aforementioned anthem from performers you certainly wouldn’t expect.
The video is actually more than 8 years old, scarily. It features The Cactus Cuties, a group of singers from Lubbock, Texas, who have received so much popularity that their video has surpassed well over 10 million views.
One of the most incredible things about this group is that the pig-tailed girls were all under the age of 13 when they performed this. Not only are their vocal skills amazing for their age, they sound much, much older than they actually are!
The youngest girl in the group was 8 years old at the time of filming this, yet she looks so confident and poised, singing in front of a packed stadium.
I know I certianly didn’t have that kind of confidence when I was 8, hiding away in my room playing Gran Turismo 4 all day.
And don’t let those Shirley Temple curls fool you—though these little ones look absolutely delightful in their country-inspired overalls, their harmonies really do pack a punch! It’s clear that all of them take their jobs very seriously!
So, who are The Cactus Cuties anyways? They are a group of talented young singers (obviously!) who were assembled by Cami Caldwell, who serves as the Artistic Director at The Cactus Theater in Lubbock, Texas.