Hearing the national anthem causes that feeling of patriotic pride inside to swell, but this tiny tot’s performance takes that to another level.
Two-year-old Maddy Dellaca began singing the “Star-Spangled Banner” in her family’s home. Good thing mom Chelsea was there to record the moment. The footage captured is insanely cute it’s won over the internet.
She learned it from her daddy!
Little kids often try and imitate their parents, which can lead to some pretty priceless or embarrassing moments.
Maddy picked up on the national anthem after a year of her dad was practicing the tune for an audition. His goal was to perform it at an Iowa Cubs’ baseball game in front of a crowd. Hearing dad belting out got Maddy curious if she could sing it too!
The toddler started singing it all the time.
In her interview with Inside Edition, Chelsea explained how much Maddy would sing the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Frankly, it sounds like it was a lot!
Maddy’s mom said:
“She’s been literally singing every day. A lot of times we’ll sing it in the car. If we’re running somewhere, she’ll just randomly start singing it. She’s just singing it for fun.”
With all that practice it’s no wonder she became pretty good at performing it.
She might not get all the words right, but to be honest, there are a lot of adults who don’t either! The girl has on a backward Cubs hat and is holding a plastic microphone. She’s even standing on a mini-platform just like she’s the star of the show!
Get ready for a laugh.
Maddy starts belting out the lyrics in her own precious way. It goes a little like,
“Oh-uh say can yooooou seeeeee, By a doooot tur weeee yiiiight.”
While performing the two-year-old turns back and forth, perhaps a move she learned from her dad? Although some of the lyrics are slightly off, she has the tune down like a pro.
Chelsea told Inside Edition:
“You know, it’s amazing at this young of an age. There’s really nothing you can’t teach them.”
It gets better as the scene goes to another level of cuteness.
During the clip, Maddy takes a tiny stumble but quickly catches herself. She looks at the camera and says, “Wootsie daisy!” Can you say, aww?
Get ready for some more fun lyrics like, “Frew the pow wool eh pie. Or pa waaaaaah aaaah vee iii.” Hearing her sing them though is what melts your heart into a puddle. Uncle Sam is proud!
Maddy’s future is looking pretty bright with stars!
Having your first performance go viral is great for a toddler. People on YouTube have been loving it too.
One person commented:
“For a two year old to have the melody down like that, that’s awesome.”
Another commenter agrees she’s on a road to being famous.
“So freakin cute! She’s gonna grow up to be a star I just know it.”
Press play on the video below to see Maddy’s aww-worthy version of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
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