Amira Willighagen was a 9-year-old who taught herself to sing by watching some YouTube videos. Yet, the self-taught soprano used her passion for opera to get her an audition on Holland’s Got Talent in 2013.
Her jaw-dropping performance of “O Mio Babbino Caro” completely stunned the show’s judges, as well as the audience, and earned her a “Golden Ticket” to advance to the show’s final round.
The young Dutch singer went on to win the entire competition with 50% of the viewer’s vote.
Amira’s talents allowed her to grow her career and launched her into stardom. She recorded her own album titled Amira in February 2014 and went on to get more than 36 million views on YouTube in June 2015.
According to Wikipedia, half of the revenue sales from her album go toward her charity that builds playgrounds for needy children.
Amira’s impressive opera singing brought on invitations to perform with world-renowned musicians, including Neapolitan-Austrian singer Patrizio Buanne. You can see why she’s quickly rose to fame in the video below of her performance of “O Sole Mio” with Buanne during the Classics is Groot concert held in South Africa last summer.
She is a true talent with skills that would make you think she’s been a trained performer for years!