Metahuman Entertainment wouldn’t be a local entertainment company if we didn’t represent for Hawaii.
Local singer and musician Willie K sang the national anthem before the University of Hawai’i’s football game against Nevada this past Saturday. It would have been like any other opening ceremony for a sports game except this time, Willie K took the song and added his own personal spin.
Using only his ukulele, an instrument often associated with Hawaiian music, Willie K belted out a heart-felt rendition of the national anthem.
Although the lyrics were familiar, the song seemed different. From beginning to end it was simply amazing and with over 2 million views, it is safe to say the song (and video) has gone viral.
Watch the video shared by Timothy Burke here (@bubbaprog).
I can assure you you have never seen the Star-Spangled Banner performed like this before. pic.twitter.com/Rc8eO9uPid
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) October 21, 2018
Willie K, who was diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year, stunned the crowd at the Aloha Stadium and will surely be an inspiration for others who are fighting the same battle.