Holland’s youngest opera singer & Brittain’s most famous tenor ensure a scoop

Holland’s youngst opera singer, the 10-year-old Amira Willighagen from Nijmegen, who won Holland’s Got Talent last year at the age of only 9,  and has performed in the US, Latin-America, South-Africa and various European countries, will shine on November 19th during a fundraising concert in Lelystad, the Netherlands.

She’ll be singing together with Paul Potts, who -after winning Brittain’s Got Talent in 2007- developed from cellphone salesman to world famous tenor and who’s currently touring Asia, Great Brittain and Ireland to promote his new album “Home”.

For the Netherlands, this collaboration between Amira and Paul in Lelystad is an absolute scoop. In South-Africa they earlier teamed up with James Bhemgee, winner of SA’s Got Talent in 2010, and performed during the “Paul Potts and Friends” concerts in Durban and Johannesburg.

Amira: “I’m so excited that Paul Potts visits the Netherlands and we’ll be singing together! I already wanted to ask him when we again would perform, but now it’ll be only in a few eeks.”

This unique fundraising concert is organized by Stichting Scoutingdroom JFK René Koenders from Lelystad, a foundation which is dedicated to ensure that children can take part in enough activities and have many possibilities to play. At her young age, Amira also devotes herself to other children’s happiness. In March this year, Amira opened her first playground in the township of Ikageng (near Potchefstroom in South-Africa), which she partially financed herself. The young singer says about this: “God has given me this talent. I want to do something good with it and try to make other people and children happy with my voice.”

With the fundraising concert in the Agora theatre in Lelystad and the establishment of Amira’s own foundation, this will be the next step in her charity work.

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