Fifth Harmony Pop Star Dinah Jane has been given the honour of singing the Tongan National Anthem at their Rugby League World Cup semi-final clash against England in Auckland this weekend.
The singer made the announcement on her Instagram yesterday.
The talented SUGA, 20, of Tongan, Samoan, Fijian and Danish descent said, “I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be in attendance at the Rugby Semi-Finals in New Zealand this weekend.. I’m deeply honored that I️ was asked to sing the Tongan National Anthem for this historic event.”
Mixed reactions were received by the local and overseas Polynesian community but overall there is excitement in the air.
Awesome! Thank you for taking on the calling of not only singing our heritage country’s national anthem, but representing on behalf of us all here in the U.S. who only wish we could be there. Lotu moe ofa to you and your family @dinahjane97. #MMT #Oua
— Tevita Finau (@T_Finau92) November 20, 2017
There’s nothing wrong with Dinah Jane singing the Anthem, but like many, we have so many local known singers that can sing and deserve that shine🤷🏻♀️
— emily🇹🇴 (@emilyloamanu) November 19, 2017
can we please not be so negative about dinah jane singing the national anthem? if your so-called concern is for local artists, then buy their music, post about it & show up to their gigs b/c being fake hurt won’t add to anyone’s life, especially yours. but anyway #MMT 🇹🇴❤️
— CHESTA F. (@ChestaFaotusia) November 20, 2017
The singing of the anthem by Dinah Jane will be the first of any global popstar at an event where a Pacific Rugby League team will feature.
Her profile as a member of the biggest girl group in the world at this time makes her appearance relevant in 2017 with a huge fanbase of young fans and her proud connection to her Tongan community.