‘Chewbacca Mom’ sang the national anthem at an Astros game

Wednesday July 6th, 2016

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Do you remember Chewbacca Mom? The lady who couldn't stop giggling while reviewing a mask of the Star Wars character in her car a couple months ago and somehow went viral? Well she is back, and it turns out she has a very nice singing voice.

Candace Payne became an internet sensation for her joy-filled encounter with a Chewbacca mask and somehow caught the attention of the Astros who invited her to sing the national anthem before Tuesday’s game against the Mariners.

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In addition to singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Minute Maid Park and throwing out a first pitch at a Rays game last month, Payne’s new celebrity has allowed her to meet The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, and receive gifts from Kohl’s (where she bought the mask) and Hasbro (who makes the voice changing toy).

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