Simon Cowell is one of the most influential people in the music and entertainment world today, whether in the United Kingdom, where he got his start, or in the United States, where he brought his incredible knack for creating compelling competition shows. When Simon says something is good, it’s a big compliment. When he’s not happy with a performance, he doesn’t hold back!
When tiny Celine Tam, then only 9 years old, auditioned for America’s Got Talent a couple of years ago, Simon was pretty skeptical about this young girl from Hong Kong. But when she sang, everything changed.
Though the Tam family are from Asia, they’re massive fans of Canadian superstar Céline Dion. When their two daughters came along, the English names they gave them were “Celine” and “Dionne,” appropriately enough.
When Celine Tam came on America’s Got Talent in June 2017, she got a huge round of applause from fans who couldn’t believe how cute she was. Judge Howie Mandel exclaimed “adorable!” as this little girl with a big voice walked on stage.
As fellow judge Mel B. of The Spice Girls asked Tam questions about what brought her to the stage, it quickly became clear that Celine Dion wasn’t just a singer but an idol to her and her family. As Tam told Mel B, her parents realized how much potential she had early on: “When I was in the car, my dad’s driving and suddenly I just sang ‘My Heart Will Go On’, and he said ‘wow!'”
Simon Cowell, meanwhile, was rolling his eyes at Mel’s questions as he knew exactly what this little girl was doing on the show. “This my dream being in America’s Got Talent,” little Celine said.
Congratulations Celine Tam 譚芷昀!
When the music started, this girl knew exactly what to do, hitting every note and every word with precision. Clearly, all the time her family had spent listening to the hit song from Titanic had clearly paid off!
When the camera panned over to Simon, it was clear he was interested in the performance. You could see him cocking his head, carefully listening to how little Celine dealt with the first verse.
When the big key change came in the middle of the song, however, there were no doubts left as the entire audience jumped up to their feet and roared with delight. Mel B. lifted up her arms and started swaying with the music and Simon even pumped his arm in satisfaction. America’s Got Talent clearly had a strong contender on their stage!
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By the end of the song, Celine had convinced everyone, even skeptical Simon, who mouthed “wow” at the end, that she had a gift to share with the world. Of course, her family had known for a long time and they were so proud to see her making it in prime time.
She briefly looked back to them during the bridge, and her father smiled at her encouragingly. When she hit all the most spectacular notes toward the end, her performance brought her mother to tears.
Celine went on to become a major contestant and even won a Golden Buzzer from Laverne Cox, making it all the way to the semi-finals before being knocked out. Though she didn’t win, there’s clearly a bright future ahead for this girl, along with her little sister Dionne, who’s just started singing herself!
Heavy rain in Hong Kong today actually. This photo was taken before. Missing the sunny weekend so much. Can’t wait to bring you all my new song ☺️☺️☺️ #hk #hongkong #ukulele #sister #diontam #pikachu
We could go on and on about Celine Tam 譚芷昀's performance of "My Heart Will Go On."
America's Got Talent စာစုတင်ရာတွင် အသုံးပြုမှု ၂၀၁၈၊ မတ် ၇၊ ဗုဒ္ဓဟူးနေ့
Celine Tam 譚芷昀 is going to give your goosebumps goosebumps.
AGT Auditions စာစုတင်ရာတွင် အသုံးပြုမှု ၂၀၁၇၊ ဩဂုတ် ၁၊ အင်္ဂါနေ့