Nina Nesbitt to sing national anthem at Hampden

Nina Nesbitt to sing Flower of Scotland at Hampden on Friday at Scotland v Belgium match
Nina Nesbitt to sing Flower of Scotland at Hampden on Friday at Scotland v Belgium match
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EDINBURGH pop star Nina Nesbitt has been drafted in as a substitute for Amy Macdonald to sing Flower of Scotland in front of the Tartan Army.

The 19-year-old rising star will belt out the national anthem at Scotland’s World Cup qualifier against Belgium at Hampden on Friday.

Nebitt replaces fellow Scots star Amy, who had become a permanent fixture at the national side’s games.

However, the singer fluffed her lines on the pitch before Scotland’s qualifier against Wales in March and received online abuse over the blunder. She later admitted she was too traumatised to take to the pitch again.

But Nina has told of her delight at being asked to step up to the plate.

She said: “It’s a huge honour for any Scottish singer and something I never dreamed I’d have the chance to do.

“It’ll be by far the biggest live audience I’ll have sung to, so I hope I can lead them in a proper sing-along.

“I can’t wait to hear the legendary Hampden Roar - come on Scotland.”

Nina has also just been featured on the latest John Lewis TV advert, with her brand new take on the Fleetwood Mac classic, Don’t Stop.

She is currently working on her debut album and will embark on an 11-date UK tour next month.