Petition launched to get Porirua College girls to sing at All Blacks game

An online petition has been launched to get the trio of girls behind a spine-tingling rendition of New Zealand's national anthem to sing before an All Blacks game.

The singing group Le ART consists of three teenage girls - Anastasia Sirila and Tiresa Fomai, both 16, and Rosetta Lopa, 17 - from Porirua College in the Wellington region.

Since the performance was published on Monday evening, the Facebook post has racked up over 11000 likes, more than 9000 shares and 563,000 views.

Le ART was inspired by the poor performance of an American singer over the weekend. Crystal Collins butchered the national anthem before a Kiwis vs England rugby league game in Denver.

She later apologised and blamed the poor performance on technical issues.

The petition, created on the platform Action Station by Ross Bell, asks that the girls lead the anthem for the upcoming test match in Wellington between the All Blacks and Springboks on September 15.

"Because those young women can sing," Mr Bell wrote.

The petition currently has only 60 signatures, although it has only been up for less than a week.