Nine year old sings Italian opera

Nine year old Amira Willighagen sings “O Mio Babbino Caro (Oh My Beloved Father)” on Holland’s Got Talent and delivers an astounding performance which results in her being awarded a standing ovation and a “Golden Ticket.” This ticket allows her to proceed straight to the Live Show.

Willighagen was crowned champion and has also become the youngest artist ever to top the music charts in The Netherlands. Her debut CD immediately jumped to the number one position in the music charts and was certified gold within ten days of release.

Amira is a self-taught vocalist. For her debut album, she taught herself seven new opera arias, both the music as well as the mostly Italian lyrics and the meaning of the songs, in a period of just five weeks.

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