These days, the talent kids display on the various television reality shows just blow us away. Though many of us are very familiar with the kind of shows that are broadcast in the US and UK because of the screen time they get on Indian airwaves, we often miss out on the talent showcased in other parts of the world.
Take the case of these two kids from a Chinese talent show in 2015. Identified as Jeffrey Li and Celine Tam, reportedly 10 and 7, respectively, the kids tackle the super difficult and moving song You Raise Me Up. According to their Facebook pages, it seems Jeffery is from Canadam, while Celine is from Hong Kong.
Originally composed by the duo Secret Garden in 2002, the song actually became a hit when singer Josh Groban made a cover of the song in 2002, which was by Irish band Westlife in 2005. Over the years, hundreds of artistes have recorded the song. In fact, because of the heart-rending quality of the number, it has often been chosen by participants on various singing reality shows – many even nailing the song to perfection. But what sets this rendition apart is the sheer maturity and feeling in the voices of these two kids as they sing the song.
You can see the disbelief in the expressions of the audience members and even the judges, who probably never expected this powerhouse performance from these tiny-tots.
Uploaded by several users on various platforms, the video has been appreciated each time; clocking millions of views on every upload. These kids can really sing, and we’re sure even Josh Groban would be impressed with this rendition of his cover. However, over the months, this video has also sparked controversy, as some claim that Auto-Tune was used to correct certain spots when the two go off-pitch.
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