Singing
10-yr-old sings ‘You Raise Me Up’ with superstar only to outshine her
Oh wow, I was hooked on every moment of this.
Jenny Brown
02.19.24

A 10-year-old girl stepping onto foreign soil, poised to sing alongside a pop legend, might sound like a scene from a movie.

Yet, for Celine Tam, this scenario unfolded into her very own extraordinary reality.

She traveled from Hong Kong to Germany with her family, ready to perform a duet with the celebrated Helene Fischer.

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Their rendition of “You Raise Me Up” went above expectations, touching the hearts of many and prompting a standing ovation before the final notes were even played.

Helene Fischer is a multifaceted German talent, known for her singing, acting, dancing, and television hosting.

She stars in her own self-titled television show, “The Helene Fischer Show,” where she has shared the stage with an impressive roster of artists, including Queen, Bryan Adams, and Michael Bolton.

So needless to say, that’s pretty amazing of Celine to be able to keep up with her!

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When Helene Fischer introduced Celine, her words were filled with anticipation.

“We are looking for young talents around the world. And I can tell you one thing: this year we landed a real hit. I would now like to introduce you to a sugar-sweet girl. She is 10 years old and came directly from Hong Kong to us in Germany. I welcome to the stage: Celine Tam.”

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This introduction promised something special was about to happen.

Dressed in her patent leather shoes and a black tutu, Celine charmed the audience from the moment she stepped on stage.

Her revelation of experiencing snow for the first time that day added a layer of enchantment to her presence, endearing her further to those watching.

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The story behind Celine and her sister’s names, both inspired by Celine Dion, offered a glimpse into the musical passion that runs through her family.

This personal touch made her performance even more meaningful to the audience, creating a connection beyond the music.

Fischer’s admiration for Celine’s talent was evident when she said, “You have really impressed me with your voice. Iā€™m no Celine Dion, but would you still sing with me tonight?”

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It was the perfect song for two powerhouses.

Choosing “You Raise Me Up” for their duet, a song covered by luminaries like Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli, and even Celine Dion, added depth to their performance.

Fischer’s confession of getting goosebumps singing with Celine proved the emotional impact of their duet.

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It turned into the most unforgettable performance.

The audience was visibly moved as Celine’s powerful voice filled the room, her maturity and talent far beyond her years.

The performance was so compelling that it brought many to tears, culminating in a premature standing ovation, a clear sign of the profound effect of their music.

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Beyond this performance, Celine’s journey on “America’s Got Talent,” where she received a Golden Buzzer from Judge Laverne Cox, marked her as a talent to watch.

Though she didn’t reach the finale, her duet with Fischer elevated “You Raise Me Up” to new emotional heights.

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