American Idol season 10 alum Haley Reinhart performed the National Anthem before the Holiday Bowl in San Diego on Monday (Dec. 31).
The Holiday Bowl, a post-season NCAA Division I Football Bowl college football game is played annually at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego, Calif. Since the 2014 edition, it has featured a matchup of Pac-12 and Big Ten teams.
This season, the Northwestern Wildcats beat the Utah Utes 32 to 20. Sorry to all you Utah fans out there! I feel your pain. My team, Penn State’s Nittany Lions, lost a heartbreaker to Kentucky 27-24 in the Citrus Bowl. How did YOUR college favs do?
But I digress! Haley delivered her typically powerful version of the anthem on the field, as a flag-bearing paraglider landed on the field. Watch the full version right here.
“Ending the year with a bang!” Haley wrote on Twitter. “It was an honor & a blast singing the #NationalAnthem at the @SDCCU #HolidayBowl #HappyNewYear @utahfootball @Nufbfamily #vid”
Haley Reinhart Performs National Anthem at Holiday Bowl
— Haley Reinhart (@HaleyReinhart) January 1, 2019
Haley Reinhart Pre-Game pose
Gettin’ ready for kickoff at the @sdccu #HolidayBowl follow all the action on my #Instagram page ! #northwestern vs. #utah #nationalanthem tune into fox sports in an hour! ??? ? ? ? pic.twitter.com/s7f7DeQPw5
— Haley Reinhart (@HaleyReinhart) December 31, 2018