If your name is being announced by Lilian Garcia, you know you have made it to the big time. Her angelic vocal cords have accompanied WWE Superstars to the ring since the “Attitude Era.” She has introduced new title holders, explained match stipulations and welcomed fans to the arena more times than we can count.
In addition to handling ring announcing duties for WWE, Lilian is an accomplished singer. The gorgeous Diva showed off her talents with an emotional and heartfelt rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner prior to WWE live events from 2000 until 2009. She has also opened up for many professional sports teams, including the New York Jets of the National Football League, the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association, and Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs. The popularity of her incredible voice eventually led to the production of her first album, ¡Quiero Vivir!, which was released by Universal Music Latino on October 9, 2007.
Lilian’s most revered memories, though, are of singing America the Beautiful. She has sung the United States national anthem at WrestleMania on three occasions (in 2000, 2005 and 2012). She belted out an emotional rendition of the song on the first SmackDown after 9/11, which helped WWE in rallying suffering citizens. Lilian always pours her heart out when singing, but there was something extra special in her voice that night.
As gorgeous as Lilian is, it was only a matter of time before a WWE Superstar made a pass at her. In May 2005, the inevitable occurred when the gargantuan Viscera proclaimed his love for the beautiful ring announcer. On the surface, Lilian and the 487-pound monster didn’t look like the prototypical couple; but inside, they shared a deep connection. Or so Lilian thought. The following month at WWE’s Vengeance pay-per-view event, a smitten Lilian proposed marriage to the love of her life. The beautiful songstress was ultimately heartbroken when Viscera chose to be with The Godfather’s “Hos” rather than marry her.
Following a memorable decade-long career with WWE, Lilian emotionally bid farewell to fans on September 21, 2009 during a live episode of Raw. So why did she leave WWE?
“When my contract was up, I was like do I sign on for a new contract, or do I really want to take the time to be with my family and my new husband, and I just made that decision that it was time,” Lilian revealed in a 2010 interview.
Thankfully, this turned out to be a two-year sabbatical and her heavenly voice returned to WWE television for SmackDown and once again, Raw.
“No matter which show I’m on it makes me really happy to have the opportunity to announce for the WWE Universe,” said the beautiful Diva. “I wish to thank all our fans for all for their love and support through all these years!”