Talent

11-Year-Old Stands Onstage, Paralyzes With Soulful Rendition Of A Whitney Houston Classic

October 15th, 2018

Arisxandra Libantino is a Filipino-English singer who wound up finishing in eighth place on the seventh series of “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2013. Before going on “Britain’s Got Talent,” she also appeared on the Romanian TV show “Next Star.”

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She shocked audiences with her amazing voice.

The little girl has more than just a big voice, though; she also has a huge heart. She decided to audition for “Britain’s Got Talent” at age 11 because she hoped that it would help get her family out of poverty. Her parents are both employed, but they’re not bringing in enough income to provide for the family. Her mother works as a caregiver, and her father works as a cleaner.

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For one of her songs, Arisxandra Libantino chose to sing “I Have Nothing.”

It takes a powerful voice to nail all the notes in this Whitney Houston song. It was no problem for this little singer, though.

When she walked on stage, the audience and judges weren’t sure what to think of her. She was clearly adorable, but could she sing? Would she choose a cute pop song? They were about to be surprised.

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She delivered an amazing performance that had some people in tears.

The lyrics to “I Have Nothing” start with;

“Share my life

Take me for what I am

Cause I’ll never change

All my colors for you

Take my love

I’ll never ask for too much

Just all that you are

And everything that you do

I don’t really need to look

Very much further

I don’t wanna have to go

Where you don’t follow

I will hold it back again

This passion inside

Can’t run from me

There’s nowhere to hide

A don’t really need to look

Very much further

I don’t wanna have to go

Where you don’t follow

I’m holdin’ back again

This passion inside

Can’t run from myself

There’s nowhere to hide

You’re the love I remember forever”

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The tiny girl stood on stage and belted out the words of this powerful song.

She wore a lace dress and a sequined headband that stood out against her dark hair. Even though she was singing like a star, she still looked so tiny on stage. It was clear that she felt right at home there and was confident in her ability and her decision to try out.

The song continues:

“Don’t make me close one more door

A don’t wanna hurt anymore

Stay in my arms if you dare

Must I imagine you there?

Don’t walk away from me

I Have Nothing

Nothing

Don’t make me close one more door

I don’t wanna hurt anymore

Stay in my arms if you dare

Must I imagine you there?

Don’t walk away from me

Don’t walk away from me

Don’t you dare walk away from me

I have nothing

Nothing

Nothing, if I don’t have you

You, if I don’t have you”

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During, Arisxandra’s time on the show, she shared more about her family’s situation.

Her father also talked about how bad things had gotten for the family and how his daughter was working so hard to change that. He said:

“This is an incredible opportunity for my little girl. She wants to win for us all, it’s her dream. She used to sing in front of the mirror with a hairbrush and now she can’t believe she’s performing in front of big crowds. We pray every day she’ll get to the finals. I lost my job last year and it was a real struggle to pay bills, even having the heating on was really hard.”

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While Arisxandra might not have won the competition, she was a fan favorite.

She got the chance to show off her amazing voice and might have very well have started her career in the music industry. Hopefully, this little girl is able to live her dreams and help her family.

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Source: Mirror, Britain’s Got Talent

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