Maria Aragon thrilled to sing in Pacquiao's next fight

Posted at 08/25/11 1:55 PM

Maria Aragon promotes self-titled debut album

MANILA, Philippines - Fil-Canadian YouTube sensation Maria Aragon could not hide her excitement over the possibility of being the artist to sing the Philippine National anthem in Manny Pacquiao's fight this November.

"I just really never wouldn't have expected it. I watched Manny Pacquiao's fight ever since I was little. Now getting the chance to sing and seeing his fight live, I feel very blessed. It feels very amazing and [I'm] thankful to Manny," Aragon told abs-cbnNEWS.com on Wednesday during the launch of her self-titled debut album under Star Records.

"I am a fan and I think Manny is very godly and that he's very amazing," she added.

The 10-year-old made it clear, though, that nothing has been made official yet.

"Well there's no official agreement yet but hopefully it becomes real and that I'll be singing in November," she said.

Aragon, who's known for doing her own version of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," said she would give her best in singing "Lupang Hinirang" if given the chance.

She added that she would follow the marching tempo of the national anthem to avoid criticism.

"I really wanna, just gonna keep it simple, especially since it's my first really big performance, singing the national anthem. I really want to sing it the way that they wrote it, and the way that it's meant to be. And also, just to make the Filipinos proud," she said.

Meanwhile, Aragon said she is dedicating her debut album to all her fans.

"I dedicate it to all my fans and they are very, very supportive fans. Amazing," she said.

Aragon's album features 7 tracks including her carrier single, "Born This Way."