American Idol’s Haley Reinhart Sings National Anthem Holiday Bowl (VIDEO)

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 Pre-Game pose

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