Young singer Noelle Maracle teamed up with her friend Ryland James to put on a show that would go down in history as one of the best duets of all time. The video of their performance is just something you have to see for yourself.
Noelle was only 12 years old at the time and Ryland just 13.
However, despite their juvenile ages, they managed to deliver a rendition of Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion’s classic song, “The Prayer”, that gained them international fame and drew attention from all four corners of the globe.
“I’m so excited to introduce you to my friend Ryland. He’s such an amazing singer!!! We have sung this duet a lot in the past year, so it was definitely time to record it and make this video. I hope you love it,” Noelle wrote in the video description.
Judging by the number of people who have watched and liked the video over the years, Noelle’s hopes certainly came true.
The verdict is in and everyone loved it.
Since she and Ryland posted their performance on her YouTube channel, the video has gone on to accumulate over four million views.
It’s so fantastic that the two were able to share their inspiring talent with us, and we definitely agree, Ryland is an amazing singer! Noelle shouldn’t sell herself short though. She is pretty incredible too!
They both have such huge ranges and hit all the low and high notes with ease.
Not to mention the fact that their voices complement each others’ perfectly.
The song that they chose for the performance, “The Prayer” was originally made famous by the 1998 movie Quest For Camelot.
Andrea Bocelli recorded his parts in Italian separately from Celine Dion who sang hers in English.
In the movie, the two solo versions were then overlayed together.
The song was so loved by the public though that the two decided to come together afterward to record an official duet version that would later appear on both of their studio albums.
It is a beautiful choice of songs and we are sure that Noelle and Ryland’s rendition is one that would make the original authors proud.
Their voices are so mature for their age!
Now, six years later, and we are happy to report that the pair are still doing great.
Each are continuing to produce great music, and this year, Ryland even released two of his own singles, “Good To You” and “Say Goodbye”. As expected, the two new tracks are doing excellent.
According to her profile on YouTube, Noelle is currently working on her first EP as well.
It will be so interesting to see how both of the young singers continue to develop over time as they transition into adulthood.
However, the video them singing “The Prayer”, is the performance that originally first catapulted them into the public spotlight. It is a rendition that has definitely withstood the test of time, and even all these years later, it is still just as fun as ever to watch.
Check out the full video of Noelle Maracle and Ryland James singing “The Prayer” below.
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