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18 September 2019, 14:25
Emanne Beasha, a standout contestant in the 2019 season of America’s Got Talent, just proved she’s a worthy finalist with a charming performance of a Giordano aria.
Emanne Beasha is a 10-year-old American-Jordanian opera singer, of Circassian descent.
Before impressing international audiences in America’s Got Talent, she won the fifth season of Arabs Got Talent.
In her latest performance in the finals of America’s Got Talent, she sang the soprano aria ‘La mamma morta’ from Umberto Giordano’s opera Andrea Chénier. Her performance was described by the judges as ‘otherworldly’.
Here’s everything you need to know about the young singer and her future on AGT.
Emanne, who was born in Jordan in 2008, has been singing all her life. The young singer’s parents discovered her gift for performing when she was just two years old.
In 2017, she received the King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein Medal of Merit (Gold) from King Abdullah during Independence Day celebrations in Raghadan Palace.
Earlier this year, she auditioned for Season 14 of America’s Got Talent (2019) with a moving rendition of Puccini’s aria ‘Nessun dorma’. Simon Cowell called her performance “absolutely fantastic”, and she received four yesses.
After her performance in the finals, Simon Cowell told Emanne: “You have the most incredible, incredible voice and my God do you deserve to be here tonight.”
But she’s up against some stiff competition for the winning title, in the form of young violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa, pianist Kodi Lee, and the Ndlovu Youth Choir, among others.
The winner of Season 14 will be revealed tonight on NBC at 8pm ET (that’s Thursday at 1am GMT). One act will be crowned the winner and win a Las Vegas headline and $1 million prize.