If you’ve ever been curious what the voice of an angel sounds like, look no further. Amira Willighagen is a girl with a talent that can give you chills.
Ever since she was young, the Netherland’s teen has been stunning crowds all over the world with her operatic performances. She rose to stardom when she was just nine-years-old, after getting her first big break.
The Got Talent series is a reality TV program that’s popular all across the globe. There are many young hopefuls that audition for the show, but only a select group actually becomes famous.
Amira was just a kid when her parents signed her up for Holland’s Got Talent. However, it didn’t take judges long to realize how incredibly gifted she was.
For her audition, she sang Giacomo Puccini’s, “O Mio Babbino Caro.” She took everyone’s breath away and even left tears in some people’s eyes.
Amira’s performance was so moving that she earned the show’s “Golden Ticket,” which allowed her to advance straight to the live rounds.
She had just begun.
During the show’s semi-finals, Amira once again took the stage. This time she would be singing the classic song, “Ave Maria.”
Everyone was already aware the nine-year-old had a powerful voice, but little did the crowd know it would be an experience that would leave them in chills.
Wearing a white dress and flower crown, Amira stood on top of a lighted platform with several spotlights shining towards the sky. She couldn’t have looked anymore angelic – that is until she opened her mouth to sing.
“Ave Maria” is a beautiful song that, for decades, has been pulling on the heartstrings of those who listen to it. During the semi-finals, Amira sang a version of the one created by Charles Gounod and J.S. Bach.
Although many artists have covered “Ave Maria,” it takes a special talent to take the song to the next level. Amira’s rendition on HGT does just that.
Within moments she had everyone breathless.
At the end of her riveting performance, the audience’s roars filled the room and they rose to their feet for a standing ovation. It was now time to find out what the judges had to say.
The young girl was surprised on stage by her brother, who adorably presented her with a bouquet of roses. He was even invited to stay with Amira for support while she listened to the judges’ responses.
Unsurprisingly, they only had words of praise for Amira. One judge stated,
“Amira, in these dark days, I think many people had tears in their eyes when they heard your ‘Ave Maria.'”
The female judge on the panel said:
“Oh, Amira; I was so nervous because I really wanted your performance to be just as good as your first audition. But it was better than your audition!”
Amira couldn’t help but beam up at the judges and crowd. It was a moment she’ll never forget.
Eventually, Amira did take home the champion title of Holland’s Got Talent that year. Since then, she’s continued to leave people awestruck with each and every performance.
She became a shining star.
Despite the fact that she’s now a teen, Amira’s classic HGT clips are ones that are still popular today. The video below of her “Ave Maria” performance has more than 18 million views alone.
It’s a goosebump-inducing rendition you don’t want to miss!
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