|Amira Willighagen from Holland
Amira Willighagen… Click… see and listen to this beautiful little girl sing opera “O Mia Bab” from her heart and soul!
Washington Post… By Anne Midgette
“Today’s sensation, as the above video attests, is a 9-year-old girl named Amira Willighagen, who on the show Holland’s Got Talent a few days ago sang “O mio babbino caro” with all of the heart and soul a nine-year-old can muster and then some. How can I criticize this performance? I can’t criticize a little girl whose imagination was captivated enough by something about this music, or this song, that she put the energy into learning it. I certainly can’t speculate on the involvement of her parents, though attributing malign motivation to putative stage parents is a common trope when these kinds of prodigy appear. I won’t lecture the child on how she is sure to ruin her voice if she sings in this particular way, because honestly, if she does care enough about singing eventually to pursue voice lessons, she will figure out what she needs to do, and if she doesn’t, it doesn’t really matter.”
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