9-year-old becomes sensation after singing national anthem at school

Dcorey Johnson serenaded his classmates with his rendition of the national anthem.
1:46 | 05/02/21

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Finally tonight, the 9-year-old who has become a singing sensation after raising his hand to sing the national anthem at school. Good morning, students and staff. Today we have a special treat. Reporter: Each day -- O, say can you see Reporter: Right after the morning announcements -- by the dawn's Reporter: -- The students of bates elementary school in Louisville, Kentucky sing along to the national anthem. What so proudly we hailed Reporter: But on this occasion, it's one of their own, 9-year-old dcorey Johnson serenading his classmates. Now they want me to sing it at a baseball and a football and at a school and everywhere. Reporter: Including the university of Louisville. And I'm, like, oh, my Jesus. Reporter: It all happened last week, when students returned to in-person classes. Dcorey asked the principal if he could sing. And the rocket's red glare Reporter: So moved by dcorey's performance, the principal recorded and posted it, only for it to go viral. Gave proof through the night When he was finished, I couldn't finish the announcements. Reporter: Left speechless by the young man whose parents say he could sing before he could talk. Dcorey started off singing at St. Stephen's Baptist church. He was a little bitty thing and he would hum along to the song. Reporter: Now he doesn't hum. He just belts it out. The land of the free and the home of the brave Dcorey singing his little heart out.

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