March 14, 2016 10:39 am
Updated: March 21, 2016 1:59 pm

Brittany Kennell, 1st Canadian on The Voice, to sing National Anthem at Habs game

WATCH ABOVE: Brittany Kennell made history on The Voice, becoming the first Canadian ever to perform on the American reality singing competition. Global's Felicia Parrillo reports.

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UPDATE: Brittany Kennell has gotten approval from The Voice to sing at the Habs game on March 26, 2016.

"I got the confirmation and approval for the game on Saturday," she told Global News. "I am so excited I can barely breathe."

MONTREAL – Beaconsfield native Brittany Kennell, who holds the title of first Canadian to have ever auditioned on reality competition The Voice, is about to fulfill her lifelong dream of singing the national anthem at a Habs game.

Kennell told Global News last week she had always dreamed of singing O Canada at a Montreal Canadiens home game.

READ MORE: Brittany Kennell, 1st Canadian on The Voice, dreams of singing National Anthem at Habs game

On Monday, she called Global News to say, thanks to an article on globalnews.ca, the Habs reached out to her.

“It was, like, one hour after Global posted the article,” she said excitedly.

“They said they saw your tweet and wanted to make it happen. It’s so exciting, I can’t believe it.”

The 27-year-old Beaconsfield native became the first Canadian ever to audition on the American show when she sang Sheryl Crow’s Strong Enough.

Her performance wowed the judges, giving her a solid slot on #TeamBlake.

The moment Blake Shelton decided he wanted Canadian Brittany Kennell on his team, Monday, March 7, 2016.

NBC/The Voice

Kennell lives in Nashville now, but will be back in her hometown from March 21 to April 7 to spend some time with her family.

“They invited me to sing on March 26 at the Habs-Rangers game,” she told Global News.

READ MORE: Beaconsfield native wins spot on The Voice

It’s a little piece of home that Kennell plans to take back to the U.S. with her.

“It’s not easy being away from the family and there’s been some really tough days when I’m just about ready to pack up and go home and so this is just giving me a connection to home,” she said.

The next step for Kennell is to make it through the battle rounds on The Voice.

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca

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