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Lauren Pesquera chosen to sing national anthem on 4th of July

'Oh Say Can You Sing' competition returned for its 5th year

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – News4Jax viewers have spoken, and they chose Lauren Pesquera to perform the National Anthem during Channel 4's "Red, Hot & Boom" Fourth of July show

WJXT's annual "Oh Say Can You Sing" competition returned for its fifth year. 

Four finalists performed live from the 1904 Music Hall during the one-hour primetime special Thursday night on Channel 4.

Judges chose their top three and viewers voted for a fourth fan favorite: Zoe Bell, Lauren Pesquera, Vincent Small and Godiva Simonic.

In addition to performing the anthem during WJXT's Fourth of July special, the four competed for $500.