A Star-Spangled banner rendition like you've never seen


Hawaiian Singer Willie K. Stuns Crowd With Stirring National Anthem Makeover

Local legend’s powerful new take on “The Star-Spangled Banner” goes viral.


Hawaiian singer and musician Willie K. stunned the crowd at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu on Saturday with a stirring new take on the national anthem

Accompanied by his ukulele, he dispensed with the traditional melody and went with his own for “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to the game between the University of Hawaii and University of Nevada, Reno.

The result turned Willie K. ― a local legend known for his virtuoso skills on both the ukulele and guitar ― into a viral superstar overnight.  


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