He’s being held as "The boy with golden voice." Eleven-year old Sebastien De La Cruz belted out an awe-inspiring "Star Spangled Banner" at Tuesday night's NBA final in San Antonio in full mariachi get-up.
Who could possibly object to this youngster singing his heart out on national TV? You’d be surprised.
Haters have taken to social media, upset that a Mexican-American was allowed to sing the national anthem in mariachi attire.
One man tweeted, "9 out of 10 chance that kid singing the national anthem is illegal"
Another wrote, "This kid is Mexican. Why is he saying the national anthem?"
De La Cruz told San Antonio station KSAT-TV that he’s ignoring the negativity
He said, "I think the people were talking bad because of what I was wearing and it's not my fault. It’s what I love.”
De La Cruz was born and raised in San Antonio. He appeared as a contestant on "America’s Got Talent" as a mariachi singer in June of last year.
De La Cruz said, I'm just proud to be a mariachi singer. it's their opinion, actually, and if they don't like mariachi, that's their problem but i love it."
De La Cruz isn't the only young singer making an impressive splash at the NBA finals.
12-year old Julia Dale sang at game one in Miami. Wow, does she have some powerful pipes!
Two incredibly talented singers, blessed with beautiful voices, and showing us all what it means to be a proud American.