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Mexican-American Sebastien de la Cruz Sings National Anthem: Watch

June 13, 2013

Staff -- HispanicBusiness

Sebastien de la Cruz

The Mexican-American boy clogging everyone's social media accounts as of late is Sebastien de la Cruz.

The little Latino first melted hearts on NBC's popular talent show, "America's Got Talent." Then the 11-year-old sang the national anthem before game three of the NBA finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat.

De la Cruz is a San Antonio native, who apparently was filling in because Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish was scratched at the last minute.

Unfortunately, his performance also was met with racist comments and jokes via Twitter and now the young boy is in the middle of an ethnic debate.

Watch the performance below, and weigh in -- can't any American of any heritage sing the national anthem?


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