Amira

April 22, 2014 | Format: MP3

$9.99
Song Title
Time
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30
1
2:17
30
2
4:11
30
3
2:42
30
4
3:03
30
5
2:47
30
6
5:14
30
7
5:04
30
8
2:38
30
9
1:58
30
10
3:01

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 28, 2014
  • Release Date: March 28, 2014
  • Label: Sony Masterworks
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  • Total Length: 32:55
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  • ASIN: B00JK0O5LG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,378 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Pure beautiful voice.
Eric Beckman
This CD is just wonderful...anyone that loves opera would love to have this CD of this young girl..she has a beautiful voice.
obxpatsy
I look forward to this CD and I know I will weep when I hear it.
Trudy Howe

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By jlw on May 19, 2014
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like everyone else, i first saw Amira on youtube after the first talent show audition. i bought the CD because i really wanted to hear what she sounded like on my big stereo speakers rather than the earbuds, laptop and tv speakers that i was able to play the videos on.

she is amazing. she has received 6-8 weeks of professional instruction and it shows. it is hard to imagine that she will get better over time, but she will.

i read two reviews that spoke poorly of the recording studio quality. i disagree. it sounds perfectly fine to my ears.

EDIT i reread one of the reviews about poor quality. that review seems to be speaking to manufacturing quality, not musical production. obviously, i have no idea what the manufacturing quality of someone else's CD is. both musical production and manufacturing are good on mine. sorry for any confusion.

the biggest thing missing from this is her charm that comes across so well in the videos, but a CD is not a DVD.

it is a short CD. about 33 minutes. i'll just need play it twice.

two more small points.

first, someone has introduced a trill into her pronunciation. most noticeable in tracks 4,5 and 10. hopefully she will correct this quickly.

second, when she first came on the scene, many comparisons were made with jackie evancho. among the thanks she gives in the album notes, one is to jackie evancho. a nice touch of class. she also, of course thanks her brother.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Adrian W. F. Ashfield on April 25, 2014
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I would have bought her CD even if it hadn't been so good in thanks for the pleasure she has given me in watching her perform on Holland's Got Talent.
Amira is a child prodigy, singing like an adult when she is only nine. She has a recognizable pleasing timbre for the lower notes but where she really shines is her seemingly effortless high notes. Hard to analyze just what it is that is so emotional that it brings a tear to your eye, but I think it is her controlled vibrato on high notes that otherwise would have the purity of a boy treble.

All things considered her CD is an amazing effort. No question she has room to grow and I will look forward seeing her progression.
From what I read, her good character is also beyond her years and she has already started doing good things with her earnings in S. Africa.

Have a look at the Youtube video someone has made of her singing Nessun Dorma with Paverotti as a duet!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By J. Dorsey on April 22, 2014
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An amazing young girl whose talent is way beyond her years. I have been waiting for the is album to be released in the USA ever since seeing Amira on "Holland's Got Talent" . Until she won the first competition on "Holland's Got Talent" she never had a voice lesson. She taught her self watching Opera on YouTube. Puts a song in my heart.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Gabriele M. Wolf on May 15, 2014
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Enjoyed the whole CD from the first song to the last, this little Lady has a great future world wide!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Eric Beckman on April 22, 2014
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Pure beautiful voice. Ave Maria will get a little smoother as she matures, the other cuts are almost perfect as they are.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By LEE on April 28, 2014
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If I could, I would give Amira 10 stars, and the studio that recorded the album a 3. I watched Amira through all her talent performances, and am in love with the beautiful purity of her voice. Unfortunately, that voice is overshadowed by the recording facility that made her album. It is not good; lacking the quality one hears in the accompanying music in her three talent show performances. Ineffective backup recordings sort of robbed Amira of some of the voice quality I had hoped to hear in the album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alan Munch on June 23, 2014
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Excellent - a beautiful, pure, youthful voice - yet she sounds mature and emotional, with spectacular top notes! I so like this CD (with mostly opera arias, but some other songs too) that I bought several more copies as gifts... Amazing that such a powerful sound comes from such a young girl - she was still 9 when she recorded this album in February 2014 (in England - there are interesting YouTube clips showing her do it!). Her operatic singing has a wonderful tone and seems to flow naturally from deep in her heart.
When little Amira Willighagen, aged nearly 9˝, got on a train from Nijmegen to Zwolle in August 2013 to audition for Holland's Got Talent (HGT), she hoped to appear once on TV and that they would like her singing. Within a few seconds of her opening her mouth, her life changed forever, as the jury and audience instantly recognized her exceptional voice. I watched the YouTube clips of Amira singing on HGT many times (those 3 songs are on the album), and was captivated by her singing, but also by her engaging personality and demeanour. Her audition (shown on Dutch TV in October) stunned the judges (another 'Susan Boyle moment') and quickly went 'viral' - she had learned to sing opera by watching YouTube clips, because she liked the songs very much. Amira is a credit to her family and The Netherlands - and has a God-given gift that makes the spirit soar and touches the emotions. The Dutch violinist and conductor André Rieu invited her (and her brother Fincent who plays violin) to a masterclass, after watching her HGT audition; then after she won the HGT final on 28th December, he invited her to sing at his famous summer concerts in Maastricht (which she did on 11th and 12th July 2014).
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