June 18, 2018 / 1:39 PM

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Amira Willighagen, Better Than Jackie Evancho, Sings "Nessun Dorma" to Win 'Holland's Got Talent'



Nine-year-old singer Amira Willighagen won Holland's Got Talent on Saturday evening with a moving performance of Puccini's "Nessun Dorma."

Amira sang the emotional aria from Puccini's opera Turandot with a choir backing her up, while her many supporters in the audience cheered and waved signs.

Amira was the favorite going in to the finals of the televised talent show. Last week, she sang "Ave Maria" on the semi-finals, and the video of her performance has since gone viral.

At the finals, Amira received more than 50% of the television viewers' votes to win first place over seven other contestants.

Amira Willighagen was awarded a trophy and the grand prize...which is a performance in Las Vegas. Dance troupe Reality won second place, while third place went to 80-year-old Grandpa Piet.


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