Alison Hinds outside the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn last night. (GP)
A VIRAL VIDEO has shown Alison Hinds executing a slam dunk Bajan style last night when Hinds was the centre of attention at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York.
Hinds sang the United States National Anthem live before the start of the National Basketball Association (NBA) match-up between Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers.
“I was nervous. This was one thing I didn’t want to mess up,” she told NATION ONLINE via telephone from Trinidad today.
Hinds who is in Trinidad for the Carnival season, said the prestigious honour came about with a collaboration between the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., and the BrooklynNets.
Hinds, who travelled to the United States on Tuesday with her deejay/road manager Darryl “Dlife” Payne said , “I have performed at Barclays Centre before but being on stage and versus standing up in the middle of the entire place and everything and everybody’s eyes and focus on you was a little bit different.
“When I was getting ready to sing, for some reason I wasn’t as nervous. I said to myself, ‘OK Alison. Let’s just go and nail it to the wall’. I knew that I had nailed it when I heard the crowd responding even before I expected them to respond. They were feeling it and when I was done I was just absolutely elated”.
The Brooklyn Nets cheerleaders then put the icing on the cake by doing a tribute to the soca queen by doing a choreographed piece to Roll It Gal at half time.