14-year-old opera singer gives major goosebumps with powerful rendition of 'The Prayer'
Young opera diva Laura Bretan stunned the audience and judges in the 2016 quarterfinals of "America's Got Talent." The competition, which opened to audience votes in this round, contains a full roster of young singers. However, no one seems ready to take on the multiple octaves of "The Prayer" like Bretan does. And, she nails it.
"My gosh, I mean halfway through that song, you turned into someone else. Where does this voice come from? It is so incredible and so powerful," said judge Mel B. said, as reported in the Chicago Tribune. Judge Simon Cowell added, "Laura, this is why we made this show, so that we could find people like you. You are such a special, talented person."
"The Prayer" won the 1999 Golden Globe for "Best Original Song" for its inclusion in the movie "Quest for Camelot: The Magic Sword." According to Mormon Soprano, Celine Dion first recorded the song with Andrea Bocelli and rerecorded it almost a decade later with Josh Groban.
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