Photo: Marc Anthony to Sing National Anthem at DNC
The 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC) has announced that Marc Anthony will be singing the national anthem adding more Latin flavor to the upcoming convention.
The convention being held in Charlotte, North Carolina will kick off on September 4, with the Puerto Rican singer doing the vocal honors on Thursday, September 6, when the President accepts the party’s nomination .
Anthony is a long-time Obama supporter and fundraiser. Most recently Anthony has been urging Latinos to vote for Obama in a 30-second video.
Anthony will join the growing list of Latino politicians and entertainers joining the Democrats in North Carolina next week.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was chosen to lead the DNC and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will give a keynote speech on opening night. This will be the first time a Latino gives a key address at the convention. Eva Longoria is also expected to make an appearance since she is one of the President’s campaign co-chairs.
Following the President’s acceptance speech, the invitation-only late-night celebration, the Super-O-Rama Concert, will be hosted by Jessica Alba and her husband Cash Warren. Listed performers for the night include Cuban-American rapper Pitbull.