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Gavin Stevens, blind young star, sings anthem

A viral sensation after appearing with Steve Harvey, 8-year-old shows off talent at Kings game @NHLdotcom

Stevens performs national anthem

WPG@LAK: Eight-year-old sings the national anthem

Blind eight-year-old Gavin Stevens performs the national anthem prior to the Kings facing the Jets at Staples Center

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Gavin Stevens was born with a rare condition known as Leber's Congenital Amaurosis (LCA), but that hasn't stopped him from becoming a star in the making.

The 8-year-old, who gained national attention after singing the "Star-Spangled Banner" on the NBC show "Little Big Shots" hosted by comedian Steve Harvey, did the honors before Thursday night's Los Angeles Kings game.

It was hardly his first time before a big crowd, or even a hockey crowd. Stevens also performed the national anthem in March of 2016 at Staples Center.

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There is no known cure yet for LCA, and with just 150 documented cases in the United States, according to the Gavin R. Stevens Foundation website, the disease is extremely rare.

Stevens did more than just sing on "Little Big Shots." He also showed off his comedy chops, telling Harvey about his "groupies" (which is actually a term for his charity support team) and his 15-year-old girlfriend.

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