In this 2017 video, a little child who competed in «The Voice Kids» in Belgium demonstrates his extraordinary skill. A bashful and uncomfortable boy named Abobaker Rahman, nicknamed Abu, begins belting out a popular Celine Dion song while the three judges’ seats are turned away from him. The judges’ cheeks light up as soon as they hear the first few phrases. When they heard the beginning of this amazing version of «My Heart Will Go On,» all three judges immediately pressed the buzzer. They then swing their seats around and stare at the youngster with rapt concentration. In April 2021, this article was updated.
All three judges’ faces light up with delight. Two of them even start miming iconic motions from the song’s video. Even the crowd loved him since he got a standing ovation before the song was even over.
Just when you think things can’t get any better, they do. He reaches a particularly difficult sequence of high notes and kills it. The camera moves around to show the astonishment and happiness of everyone there, including the judges.
Two of the judges spring to their feet at this moment, their emotions visible not just on their faces but also in their enthusiastic body language. Before the song is over, Sean Dhondt, the sole male judge of the three, goes forward to sit on the ground in front of the youngster. It’s a moving moment. He sees the youngster as an inspiration rather than merely a vocalist.
As you might expect from Dhondt’s reaction, the comments section is equally thrilled.
One comment that got a lot of likes said, «This is the best male version of this song I’ve ever heard.»
«I have never heard such a wonderful child’s voice,» says another commenter.
When you consider the musical heritage of «My Heart Will Go On,» Abo’s version is extremely impressive. The Celine Dion song has become well-known as the primary theme song of James Cameron’s critically acclaimed «Titanic,» and it has won several honors. It even won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1998, defeating «Go The Distance» from «Hercules» and «Miss Misery» from «Good Will Hunting.»
«My Heart Will Go On» has also gotten the highest honor of being covered by music legends such as Neil Diamond.
«There’s no disputing that Dion can reach notes that shatter glass — and she does it here,» Larry Flick of Billboard Magazine said, «but it’s a delight to hear her build gently and remind listeners of her ability to pack volumes of emotion in a whisper.» This is a great single that will bring a much-needed touch of elegance to any station that plays it.
By nailing Dion’s famous song, Abobaker has entered the ranks of the few musicians who have done the Canadian singer’s original justice.
As a result, you’ll want to watch this video many times to get all of the intricacies. It’s an endearing scenario put to live music—it’s almost like a real-life musical number.
After seeing Abobaker’s incredible performance, you wouldn’t be shocked to find that he earned first place in the show’s third season. And now, at the age of 17, Abobaker is continuing to grow as a musician. His YouTube account, which he updates on a daily basis with versions of popular songs such as Ed Sheeran’s «Perfect,» has tens of thousands of followers, with some videos reaching around one million views.
In one of his most recent posts, Abobaker thanked his followers on Instagram ahead of his birthday in March 2021, saying, «I just wanted to thank everyone for making my birthday so memorable. It has always been a pleasure for me to see the many interesting things you people have done just for me. «Thank you» is an inadequate term to express my thanks to you all for making my birthday so memorable.