Malea Emma when filling out the 2020 Tournament of Roses Parade. Source: Screen Shot Malea Emma Youtube Channel

Malea Emma, ​​a young Indonesian descendant singer who once sang the national anthem of America in the L.A Galaxy vs. Chicago Fire 2018 match at the Hollywood Bowl. At that time she sang the national anthem of the United States, “The Star-Spangled Banner”, which immediately made the stadium boisterous at the sound of her soprano. Now she re-appeared in enlivening the largest annual parade in Los Angeles ‘Tournament of Roses’ (Rose Parade). Rose Parade itself is an annual parade held every January 1 since 1890. This year, the Tournament of Roses was held in the 131st. Malea Emma took part in this year’s parade.

On the Rose Parade event, Malea Emma performed the song ‘Holding Out For A Hero’ by Bonnie Tyler. Malea Emma appeared stunning in front of the audience who flooded the parade. It appears that Malea Emma sings on a float sponsored by a non-profit Chinese American Heritage Foundation with the theme of American Heroes to commemorate America’s victory in the Second World War 75 years ago and to honor war veterans. This float invites several veterans to sit on its float and Judy Chu, who is the first Asian woman to be appointed as a congressman representing the state of California.

The appearance of Malea Emma at the parade was quite special. Because Malea Emma is the first Indonesian child invited to appear at the Roses Parade.

This is certainly an honor for Malea to be able to represent the young generation of Asia in general and Indonesia in particular at this prestigious parade. The Roses Parade itself is broadcast on television. This parade itself was watched by millions of viewers in the US and internationally.

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Emma, who has been singing since she was 3 years old, has been diligently participating in various talent contests. Emma has won various singing contests such as Temecula Valley Symphony Winter Joy Concert and Riverside Country Fair Vocal Competition. Even Emma’s chance to sing before the LA Galaxy match was also gained from winning the contest held by the Los Angeles club. Quoted from CBS News, Emma jumped out of bed when she found out she was a winner


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