Amira Willighagen grew up surrounded by classical music. At the age of seven she looked at her brother Fincent playing the violin, their mother Frieda also played the violin and the father Gerrit played the piano. She didn’t know to play instruments, so she tried to sing vocally. At the beginning, before taking singing lessons, Willighagen learned by herself to sing opera arias, using Youtube tutorials.
That’s how she discovered her talent and passion for music. Even her mother was surprised when heard her the first time singing.
Two of the first public appearances took place in 2012, at the “Music makes Friends” festival in Colmschate (accompanied by her family) and as solo singer in the Emmaus Children’s Choir, singing a Dutch version of the song “Nella Fantasia”.
After two years of practice and performance improvement, her mother considered that she is ready to participate in the show Holland’s Got Talent. Indeed, she won the admiration of the jury, the public and millions of people from all over the world who saw her on television and on the Internet.