13-year-old wows fans by singing national anthem at Dolphins game

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A 13-year-old South Florida boy impressed the crowd at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday with his rendition of the national anthem.

The kid with the pipes that had fans ooh-ing and aah-ing before the Miami Dolphins’ win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday is eighth-grader King Bell.

“I never thought I would be singing the national anthem at a Dolphins game,” Bell said.

The Parkway Middle School student isn’t just a singer.

“I sing, I dance and I act,” he said.

Bell is a rock star at his Lauderhill performing arts school despite having had a lot to overcome.

“I have a stutter,” he said. “I feel like I’m at peace with singing, but acting is kind of tough. But I still try to be like, ‘Hey, I’m going to do this’ with a lot of practice and never doubting myself.”

Bell’s parents are as proud as you could imagine.

“I was like, ‘Oh my God, wow’ — he just killed it,” said Bell’s mother, LaKendra Rhett.

Added Brandon Bell, the boy’s father: “It may be tough, but if it was easy, it probably wouldn’t be worth it.”

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