I have a few favorites on America's Got Talent this year, and Emmane is one of them. I like her because her voice resembles Sarah Brightman. Also the fact that she does not choose all the usual little opera girl songs. La Wally is one of my favorite arias that Sarah sings, so I was pleased that she chose this one. It's one that most non-opera fans probably aren't especially familiar with, yet is still a moving, beautiful piece.
Thank you for this. I have not watched America's Got Talent this year. There have been a few fleeting video clips shared on Facebook. I recall seeing that she is from Jordan, is 10 years old and had won Arabs Got Talent.
I will make it a point to watch the above video and others on YouTube.
I edited my original post because when I listened to it on my phone vs. my computer, she sounded almost perfect. I remember thinking last night when I was playing it on my computer that it didn’t sound as good as I remembered hearing it on TV. So I had said that sometimes her vocals were a bit unsteady due to nerves, but when I played it on my phone, it sounded incredible! So I don’t quite know what happened to it on my computer. 🤔
I had forgotten that she was only 10! Here’s her second performance, and her with her good luck unicorn, too! 😊 🦄 It kind of makes it even more unbelievable how beautifully and maturely she sings when you see that. I know Jackie was 10 as well, but for some reason her youthfulness showed a lot more than Emmane’s does. Actually hers doesn’t really show at all. She is not putting on drama the way Jackie did, she really seems to be moved by her song. It’s also more effortless, and as Simon said, is a natural gift. I’m sure she’s had training, but it isn’t as obvious with her as with others.