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Amazing 9-year-old opera singer has SA roots

2013-11-01 09:12
Cape Town – The amazing 9-year-old opera singer who stunned the world with her amazing voice on the Holland's Got Talent stage has South African roots.

Beeld newspaper reported on Friday that Amira Willighagen’s mother, Frieda, is a South African.

The talented young girl said she never expected the fame that has now made her an overnight YouTube sensation.

Willighagen told Beeld that she only wanted to appear on TV once and never imagined the worldwide fame her performance would bring.

Her incredible rendition of Gianni Schicchi's O Mio Babbino Caro earned her a Golden Ticket from the judges that would take her straight to the live show.

Watch her performance here:

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