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Donny Osmond Grabs Heart Singing Beautiful Rendition Of “You Raise Me Up”
He follows with "The Prayer" and it's so beautiful I cried.
Eduardo Gaskell
08.13.21

Norwegian-Irish duo Secret Garden released “You raise me up” in 2002 but it wasn’t exactly an instant hit. However, the song has been covered over 125 times, with the most popular perhaps being Josh Groban’s.

From mainstream artists to church singers to those auditioning on shows, it’s a song that’s proven to be versatile, allowing itself to adapt to the singer’s preferred style.

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Bet you never thought of Donny Osmond performing this song.

Once a member of The Osmonds, this decades old artist still has his voice as shown in this rendition of what is now a classic. Like the rest of his family, Donny is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Osmond sings beautifully, carrying the gospel-like theme without going over the top as some artists do. Donny does not call attention to himself, instead blending in perfectly with the orchestra.

“What a Bright Beautiful Soul You are Donny Osmond ! You are a testament in The Music Industry of righteous clean living , especially for Our Generation. Your talent has been magnified and continues to bring much Joy to us all ❣”

Says a viewer named Pam.

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This is a song people from all over the world turn to when moments of sadness wash over them and they need to lift their spirits up to God. And it doesn’t matter which church you belong to.

It’s a song for everybody.

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Donny receives a loud ovation for his rendition, and ever a class act, he shakes hands with a violinist and the conductor. Osmond looks great for a man over sixty!

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The audience is in for a treat.

Donny once again takes to the stage this time with American Tenor Nathan Pacheco for a world class duet of “The Prayer“. Another uplifting song for the spirits. A song made famous by the great Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion.

This classical crossover song by David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa, and Tony Renis was originally released as separate solo tracks on the soundtrack for the animated film Quest for Camelot.

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A solo version for Celine Dion was recorded in English and one in Italian for Andrea Bocelli.

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The Prayer” was also recorded as a duet between Dion and Bocelli and appeared on each of their solo albums in 1998 and 1999, respectively.

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Donny starts it off in English, his voice calm and deep as he carries the songs message across the entire hall. Pacheco takes care of matters in Italian with Osmond coming back in English.

Then the two gentlemen take it to another level, singing together with the choir in Italian, voices rising to the heavens with the choir matching the power being unleashed on stage.

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Viewer Diana Greening left a heartfelt comment saying,

“Absolutely the most stupendous, heartfelt, angelic, spiritual and breathtaking singing of two incredible songs, and then Nathan Pacheco was stupendous and such a great, great duet with you in “The Prayer.” My heart and soul were lifted by both of your great, great talents and voice s and skills. I could listen to both you on these songs 1,000 times throughout all eternity! Thank you both so very much. You and your families will always be in my prayers.”

She’s absolutely right.

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Add this one to your favorites. It’s not an easy life and the world has gone bonkers in a sense. If you need a silent retreat with powerful music for your soul, look no further than Donny and Nathan.

Click on the video below to witness stirring renditions of two classics by Donny Osmond himself!

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By Eduardo Gaskell
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Eduardo Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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