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9-Year-Old Opera Diva Blows Roof Off Holland's Got Talent: VIDEO


This young diva's performance went viral this week, but if you haven't seen Amira Willighagen blow the roof off Holland's Got Talent with Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro", it's a clip fit for starting your day.

She's 9 years old.


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  1. oh my god. she understands the music and her intonation is perfect. Her instrument is astoundingly mature, although, of course, her use of it is not as much so - but that will undoubtedly come. Hearbreakingly sweet.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Nov 1, 2013 7:36:47 AM

  2. also her Italian is beautiful.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Nov 1, 2013 7:41:23 AM

  3. Gorgeous!

    Posted by: Lymis | Nov 1, 2013 7:50:42 AM

  4. Yeah, but we've got Honey Boo Boo......

    Posted by: Bill | Nov 1, 2013 7:51:36 AM

  5. Simply stunning! How can someone so young have a voice like that?

    Posted by: Jack M | Nov 1, 2013 8:06:25 AM

  6. LOL @ Bill.... ain't it the truth!??!!

    Seeing the dreck the U.S. puts on display sort of makes one nauseous.

    Posted by: johnny | Nov 1, 2013 8:08:23 AM

  7. She's wonderful, but the judges' mugging for the camera spoils the performance. That's why I never watch any of our own shows of that genre.

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Nov 1, 2013 8:40:00 AM

  8. I agree about that judges' mugging and doing double takes and looking bewitched in a fake way that's meant for the camera. It's like a Three Stooges routine. They spoil any pleasure you might get.

    Posted by: will | Nov 1, 2013 9:20:34 AM

  9. Lovely.
    But even lovelier if you just listen and don't watch the fake-surprised judges.

    Posted by: keating | Nov 1, 2013 9:45:02 AM

  10. GENIUS.

    And the most beautiful eyes (she must be a Pisces).

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Nov 1, 2013 9:59:22 AM

  11. @Derrick, I also noticed her large, doll-like eyes. Beautiful.

    I bet Jackie Evacho is pissed (joke).

    And Honey Boo Boo is only one of many kids who bubble up into our pop culture consciousness. Why not focus on the others (i.e. Jackie Evacho)?

    Posted by: AriesMatt | Nov 1, 2013 10:07:34 AM

  12. Those freaky deaky dutch bastards. But seriously, lovely to hear

    Posted by: Tristram | Nov 1, 2013 11:18:22 AM

  13. katy perry?

    Posted by: peter | Nov 1, 2013 11:49:27 AM


    Posted by: ACe | Nov 1, 2013 4:32:32 PM

  15. I love how two of the judges have to mug and talk before it's over and make it about them, not her.
    She was lovely.

    Posted by: Steve Sando | Nov 1, 2013 6:05:09 PM

  16. OK, it's either demonic possession or a lung transplant.

    Maybe both.

    Posted by: BobN | Nov 1, 2013 6:19:12 PM

  17. I don't know what you meant about America not having talent, compared to elsewhere. Jackie Evancho smokes her easily. Don't get me wrong, this girl is a phenom...but just go listen to Jackie Evancho's.

    Posted by: Deee! | Nov 2, 2013 4:37:27 AM

  18. the judge who didn't carry on is an american who seems to be on permanent loan to the dutch, dan karaty, choreographer and nigel lythgoe flunky.

    and i remain totally ungrateful for child opera singers, until they grow into their voices. they pop up all over the world. by the time they would have reached their prime they are sick of the music world or batshit crazy.

    Posted by: bandanajack | Nov 2, 2013 6:06:47 PM

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