Few celebrities have a stage presence as commanding as Trent Harris.
Trent is only 2 years old, and though he fumbled a bit with both the lyrics and the tune, he brought the house down when he sang the national anthem prior to a high school basketball game in New Jersey on Wednesday night.
In an email to The Huffington Post, Trent's mom Jessica Harris said she used to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" to Trent before bedtime. It partially explains his talent, particularly because he never practiced prior to his Wednesday performance save for a couple rounds on a karaoke machine his aunt and uncle bought him for Christmas.
The national anthem was Trent's favorite song this past NFL season, Harris added, which was likely solidified by watching so many Cincinnati Bengals games. Trent's dad, Clark Harris, is a long snapper for the Bengals.
After Jessica Harris shared a video of Trent singing the national anthem on Facebook, a friend who helps manage a local high school basketball team asked if he'd be interested in doing it at the next game. "I said, 'Sure, with no expectations!'" said Harris, who explained that there was a backup plan in place in case Trent got cold feet.
When the time came for the adorable toddler to take the court, however, "Trent wasn't nervous at all, and neither was his dad."
Harris, on the other hand, said she "was shaking like a leaf," then "cried a little bit when he strutted off the court."
"We are just so crazy proud of him," she added.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Trent's dad as Chris Harris. His first name is Clark.