Jessica Sanchez Singing National Anthem at Pacquiao-Bradley fight

American Idol 2012 Jessica Sanchez

American Idol 2012 runner-up Jessica Sanchez is set to sing the National Anthem before the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr. World Welterweight Championship fight on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

So this is what happens to American Idol runners up. I’m only kidding! Apparently this is kind of a big deal. Especially for Jessica herself. She even said so on her Facebook page.

“Singing the national anthem this saturday in Vegas for the Pacquiao fight so excited!!!!” she posted.

Jessica will sing the National Anthem before a 16,000-person crowd. The fight also airs on pay-per-view, meaning the 16-year-old Idol contestant’s platform will be much grander.

That’s probably a good way to stay rehearsed as Jessica prepares for the kickoff of the American Idol Live! tour in July.