She said beforehand that she was ‘so excited’ about the performance, and it certainly looked like Leona Lewis was giving it her all when she took centre stage at Wembley Stadium before Arsenal’s FA Cup Final game against Hull City in 2014.
The former X Factor winner sang the national anthem in front of thousands of Arsenal and Hull City fans prior to the match.
Posing with her microphone backstage, Leona later told her Twitter followers:
‘Electrifying atmosphere singing at The #FACupFinal in Wembley just now! Such an honour for me to be a part of @FA’.
Leona had spoken earlier this week about her upcoming gig, saying:
‘I’m so excited, I’m really looking forward to it.
‘I know it’s going to be a crazy atmosphere there so it’ll be fun. I’ve never done anything like it before so it’ll be a cool experience for me.’
‘My dad and my brothers are huge football fans so they’re really excited as well. On cup final day it was the only thing that was allowed to be on the TV and we’d all sit down and watch it. It has always been a big deal.’