Assistant Principal Who Wowed With National Anthem Performance Sings in Times Square
The assistant principal whose impromptu performance of the National Anthem at the Lincoln Memorial made her a viral hit has now brought her incredible voice to New York City.
After the appearance, she met Inside Edition in Times Square for another showstopping performance.
"I'm just blown away by everything," she told IE. "I would never have imagined that I would be kicking off Independence Day in New York."
On June 16, Swain stopped tourists in their tracks with her rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner during a family trip to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Swain, who sings in her local church choir, was visiting from Tallahassee, Florida, where she works as the assistant principal of Jefferson County Middle/High School. Now she hopes to sing professionally.
"I've been singing all my life just waiting for the moment that would cause it to be brought to the whole world, so I guess now is the moment," she said.
A video of her performance at the Lincoln Memorial swiftly racked up millions of views on Facebook.
"I could not believe it," she said of the attention. "I am so proud to represent our country like this and make people feel so good."