Celines dream invite

Local | Sophie Hui 22 Sep 2017

Hong Kong child singer Celine Tam Tsz-kwan may have failed to get into the final of America's Got Talent, but her other dream looks to be coming true - meeting her favorite singer Celine Dion, who Twittered an invitation for Tam to be her guest in Las Vegas.

After Tam was eliminated in last Thursday's semi-finals she tweeted: "No matter how far I'll go, my heart will go on! Big thanks and hug to my family! I hope someday I can sing with Celine Dion but not just as hearsay," with a video of herself practicing for the talent show and singing the Canadian diva's song My Heart Will Go On.

That was the song Tam sung for her first appearance on the talent show's audition in June. About a week after Tam's tweet, Dion wrote on Twitter: "Congrats! You did an amazing job on @AGT! If ever you and your family are in Las Vegas I would love for you to be guests at my show!"

The nine-year-old singer was taken aback by the invitation. "I can't believe what I read from you my super idol Celine Dion, please take me to your show to make my dream comes true!" replied Tam, who has received great attention from Hong Kong and around the world for her singing efforts.

She is the first Hongkonger to get a golden buzzer on AGT.

Apart from Dion's invitation, the little singer with the big voice was also invited to perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last Friday.

She sang How Far I'll Go, from the Disney movie Moana, which she also performed in the AGT semi-finals.

She has since returned to Hong Kong with her family and resumed her school life earlier this week.

Meanwhile, 12-year-old singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer from Oklahoma won season 12 of America's Got Talent after 52 million people voted, while Tam's other close rival in the show, 10-year-old Filipino-American singer Angelica Hale took second place.

Farmer won the US$1 million (HK$7.8 million) prize money and will get to star in her own Las Vegas show.

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