We’ve seen some incredibly talented little ones grace the stage of The Voice Kids, but Matteo, Claudia, and Matteo Markus seem to be among the top! Together, the three teens shared the stage and sang a rendition of “The Prayer” by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli that left the judges and audience members speechless!
Even though Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli’s voices come together perfectly in the original version, there was a little-known detail behind its recording. The song was actually recorded as two separate pieces – one in English recorded by Celine, the other in Italian recorded by Andrea. The thought of recording it in two languages turned out to be a smart decision, as the song was an instant success. Shortly after its release, “The Prayer” won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1999, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals in 2000. Now, “The Prayer” is widely considered to be one of the best collaborations of all time.
The song’s challenging nature and moving lyrics were why Matteo, Claudia, and Matteo Markus opted to sing it as a trio. While they were competing against one another for a chance to move onto the next round, their voices blended together flawlessly. It’s hard to imagine that these three are teenagers, not season artists! Listen to their impressive rendition of “The Prayer” for yourself by pressing “play” on the video below. If this performance is any indication, all three have a bright future in the music industry!