Parijita Bastola, a young, talented singer of Nepali origin, a top 8 finalist on ‘The Voice’, and a student at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, captivated millions with her soulful rendition of the U.S. national anthem at the AFC divisional round game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Houston Texans on Saturday, January 20th. Her performance set the stage for a historic event in NFL broadcasting.
The game, broadcasted across ESPN, ABC, and ESPN+, drew an unprecedented average viewership of 31.8 million, marking ESPN’s most-watched NFL game since they acquired broadcasting rights in 1987. The audience peaked at 36.2 million viewers during the third quarter. The Baltimore Ravens won the game with a final score of 34-10, adding to the excitement of this remarkable event.
Parijita’s talent has been showcased at other major sporting events as well. On September 10th, 2023, she delivered a powerful rendition of the national anthem at an earlier Ravens game.
Furthermore, demonstrating her versatility and patriotic spirit, Parijita also performed ‘God Bless America’ at the Baltimore Orioles’ season opener in 2023, enthralling the audience with her melodious voice.
Parijita Bastola’s remarkable performances at major sporting events are a testament to her growing stature as an artist. To understand the beginnings of her journey to stardom, delve into our feature, ‘17-Year-Old Parijita Stuns ‘The Voice’ Coaches With Her Unique & Magical Voice.‘ Although Parijita has grown since then, this article captures the moment she first captured the nation’s attention with her exceptional talent on ‘The Voice.