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    Amazing Amira Willighagen

    Amira Willighagen is a Dutch singer (her mother is from South Africa) who became an overnight star at age nine on Holland's Got Talent. Her rendition of Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro" shocked everyone listening that night:

    O Mio Babbino Caro


    Her semi-final appearance:

    Ave Maria


    And her final (which she won, of course):

    Nessun Dorma


    She had never had a formal voice lesson. She taught herself from YouTube videos. Pretty awesome for a 9 year old.


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    André Rieu took an interest in this prodigy and arranged for her to receive formal lessons and appear with him in concert:

    Amira Willighagen & André Rieu
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    Amira is 12 now and I found this recent documentary on her...

    Avé Amira

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    She's grown a lot now. You can see in this video that she's as tall as the adults. Her voice has matured as well. These performances are at a level above her old ones.

    Amira Willighagen at Steenbergen 2017

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    She's amazing.

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    I found a better-quality version of the Steenbergen concert. Her Ave Maria here is particularly beautiful.

    Steenbergen
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    From her most recent South Africa concert:

    Amazing Grace Live in Pretoria

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