The multitalented 13 year old does more than just sing.Liseanaruns for her school's track and field team, andserves as a student teacher at The Revolution Church in the Children's Ministry and Youth Advance Department.In her free time, Liseanaloves to work with children, write songs, and choreograph her own dance routines. Her dream is to one day change the world with her voice.
When Liseana first found out about the National Anthem Contest through her vocal coach, Vanessa Allen, she wasn't sure if she wanted to enter. The night before the deadlineLiseana and her mother,Elisea, uploaded her video onto Youtube to be entered in the contest.
"I never thought I would even make it to the top three," said Liseana. "Once I made it... I wanted to win. I knew that now I had a chance!"
Her mother, Elisea, could not be more proud of Liseana's achievement. She believes this accomplishment has the potential to inspire a new demographic of young people in Michigan. "Liseananever thought she would win," said Elisea. "But now through this opportunity, she knows that she can do anything she puts her mind to."
Liseana Barnes will perform her rendition of the national anthem in front of 5,000 peopleat the Summer Games Opening Ceremonies on Friday, June 24 at the Fifth Third Ballpark.
The Meijer State Games of Michigan is a multi-sport, Olympic-style event(s) that welcome athletes regardless of age or ability level. The Games embody the values of participation, sportsmanship and healthy living.