LOS ANGELES — It was clear from the opening notes that Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja was nailing it.

“Always before I sing, my heart will beat really, really fast,” she said.

Malea won a contest to sing the national anthem before Sunday’s LA Galaxy soccer match. Her reaction to winning included yelling and jumping on her bed — exactly what you’d expect from a 7-year-old. What you don’t expect is for a 7-year-old to sound the way Malea did.

CBS News asked if it comes easy to her, but she said it takes work.

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