Date
22 November 2017
America's Got Talent judges and other viewers were overwhelmed by Celine Tam's performance. Photo: YouTube
America's Got Talent judges and other viewers were overwhelmed by Celine Tam's performance. Photo: YouTube

Hong Kong’s Celine Tam brings house down at America’s Got Talent

Local singing sensation Celine Tam has stunned the world with her rendition of “My Heart Will Go On” during an audition on America’s Got Talent, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

The Facebook clip of the nine-year-old’s impressive performance has attracted 36 million views in just two days since it was uploaded.

As to whether Celine will progress to the next round in the reality TV show, viewers will have to wait for a few more days for the next installment of the series.

According to Ming Pao Daily, Celine won the standing ovation of judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Mel B.

Celine, who was born in Hong Kong and goes to an international school, started receiving singing lessons from her father Steve, who is a vocal coach, at the age of three.

Incidentally, Celine has a younger sister named Dion. 

Steve said he was overwhelmed by the tremendous response that his daughter was getting online.

In fact, he and Celine were recruited by China 3D Entertainment chief executive Siu Ding-yat a year ago to become contract artists.

Steve remembers that he would sing for Celine when she was still in her mother’s womb.

At the age of two, Celine displayed a distinct liking for songs, preferring One Direction and Justin Bieber to nursery rhymes.

At three, she mastered the skills to sing with vibrato. That was when Steve decided to help his daughter hone her gift and not let it go to waste.

After Celine swept almost all local singing awards, Steve had to promise the students of his music school that he was no longer entering Celine in local competitions so that others would have a chance to compete.

Celine first made a name for herself when she performed “You Raise Me Up” at a mainland singing competition, and since then, she has made many appearances on TV.

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