Olivia Holt, star of such Disney Channel enterprises Kickin’ It, I Didn’t Do It, and Girl vs. Monster — all real titles, somehow — now has a new achievement to put on her resume: opening up the all-star game no one wants. The 19-year-old singer and one-time Dog With a Blog guest star took her opportunity to branch out and sing the national anthem at the 2017 Pro Bowl.
She delivered a beautiful rendition, which was received well by the Orlando crowd.
Holt, who will co-star with former Talk Soup host Greg Kinnear in the upcoming film Same Kind of Different as Me, is also trying to get her singing career off the ground. She’s already earned some prestigious praise. Her frustratingly punctuated “Had Me @ Hello” won the Radio Disney Music Award for Best Crush Song in 2013. That same year, she was also nominated for Best Actress at the Shorty Awards for her star turn in Kickin’ It.
Singing at the Pro Bowl represents a new opportunity and wide audience for the blossoming talent. Millions of football addicts, lost in the fog, will see the game as a lone beacon on an otherwise bleak Sunday evening. She’ll set the stage for some of the league’s best players, as
Tom Brady Ben Roethlisberger Derek Carr Andrew Luck Marcus Mariota Tyrod Taylor Trevor Siemian Andy Dalton takes the reins for the AFC against a tough NFC lineup.
You can catch more of Holt in the upcoming movie Class Rank, a surefire hit directed by the guy from Mask and The Fly II.