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Young singer’s heavenly rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’ rakes in millions of views
This is one of the most beautiful versions I've ever heard. She has the voice of an angel.
Patricia Lynn
11.10.21

If you’re a fan of singers that sound like angels, then do we ever have a treat for you.

Vocalist Amira Willighagen was only nine-years-old when she took home the first-place prize on Holland’s Got Talent (season six).

Since then, she has been forging a bright career as a promising young soprano. With talent to spare and maturity beyond her years, whenever Amira is on stage, she captivates her audience and leaves them speechless.

One of her performances in South Africa is a testament to her talent and has earned over 23 million views.

YouTube Screenshot - Amira's Archive
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YouTube Screenshot - Amira's Archive

Her performance starts off with the sound of bagpipes.

From the back of the auditorium, the bagpipes scream out. Whether you like the sound of them or not, bagpipes add a sense of uplift, especially to this song: “Amazing Grace.”

It’s a song we’ve all heard many times, but in the right hands, it can be singularly beautiful. That is definitely the case with Amira’s rendition.

YouTube Screenshot - Amira's Archive
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YouTube Screenshot - Amira's Archive

When Amira begins singing, the magic begins.

She may not be nine-years-old anymore, but she has continued to develop as a performer. As a child, Amira was already miles beyond her years, and as she further grows, she is becoming a stellar performer too. Other viewers of the video agree.

“I remember her performances when she was 9 and 11, even at that age he voice was amazing, like a true angel. I am very glad to see her growing up into such a lovely young lady with a voice that grows more mature but still beautiful.”-rj Van loon
YouTube Screenshot - Amira's Archive
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YouTube Screenshot - Amira's Archive

And Amira isn’t just a star on the stage.

She brightens people’s lives off stage too. Amira regularly donates half the profits of her performances and album sales, all part of a project called “Gelukskinders”. The project raises money for playgrounds in poor South African townships.

Amira regularly performs in South Africa because her mother is an Afrikaans speaking South African, and so Amira can speak both Afrikaans and Dutch. It seems she has a heart as big as her talent!

And her voice is just so sweet on the ears.

As a soprano, she caries these beautiful high notes, and delivers them with astounding vocal control. She has all the vocal power of an opera singer and at such a young age!

YouTube Screenshot - Amira's Archive
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YouTube Screenshot - Amira's Archive

And she’s not alone either!

Adding to her performance is a spectacular choir, all lending their voices to making this an incredible show. Along with the choir is a full orchestra, who add even more beauty to the production. It would be so amazing to be in that audience!

YouTube Screenshot - Amira's Archive
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YouTube Screenshot - Amira's Archive

The song rises to a spectacular crescendo.

And Amira rises to the occasion along with it. Between her, the choir, the orchestra, and of course, the bagpipes, this is a stirring production to see.

YouTube Screenshot - Amira's Archive
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YouTube Screenshot - Amira's Archive

Everything about Amira’s performance is spectacular. Get ready, because it might become your new favorite version of “Amazing Grace.”

Press play on the video below to enjoy her heavenly rendition for yourself!

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By Patricia Lynn
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Patricia Lynn is a senior writer at Shareably. Patricia is based out of San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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