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NBA Playoffs 2020: Recording artist Jessie Reyez performs 'O Canada' from CN Tower for Game 1

While 20,000 proud fans were unable to join in as they've done in years past, the rendition of "O Canada" for Game 1 of the Toronto Raptors first-round series was unforgettable.

Prior to the game, video boards inside of AdventHealth Arena at Disney's Wide World of Sports displayed Toronto native and platinum recording artist Jessie Reyez performing the national anthem while kneeling on the CN Tower edge walk.

The Raptors took to Twitter to share the video shortly after.

The video, full of riveting visual shots of Toronto that also provided a perspective of Reyez's place on the tower, drew over 2,000 retweets and comments within 30 minutes of being posted.

Reyez also shared a video on her Instagram page that included her rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner" that was shown prior to "O Canada"

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As teams provide their own production elements for home games, it is unclear whether or not the Raptors will continue to use this version of "O Canada" or if they will call upon various artists throughout the postseason.

Either way, the visuals shared for Monday's Game 1 will be hard to forget.

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