Celine Tam’s bid to get into the America’s Got Talent finals failed but her other dream looks to be coming true.
The nine-year-old singer’s idol, Celine Dion, sent her a very special message on Twitter and has invited Tam to be her guest in Las Vegas, Sing Tao Daily reported.
After Tam was eliminated in the talent show 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.”
She included a video of herself practising for AGT and singing the famed song from the movie blockbuster Titanic.
‘My Heart Will Go On’ was the song Tam sung for her first appearance on the US show in June, and the video of her effort on YouTube has recorded 36 million views so far. She is also the first Chinese performer to receive a golden buzzer on AGT.
Dion wrote a note on Tam’s Twitter a week after the youngster failed to make the AGT semifinals inviting her to be her guest.
“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 replied, “I can’t believe what I read from you my super idol Celine Dion, please take me to your show to make my dream come true!”
Tam also posted a message to her supporters and fans that “everyone who has a dream should work hard on it and most importantly believe in it”, noting that her idol Celine Dion had just made her dream come true.
Headline Daily reported that Tam will go to Las Vegas for the show on New Year’s Eve and there had been reports she could get HK$6 million (US$767,896) for the performance.
The youngster, whose full name is Celine Tam Tsz-kwan, returned to Hong Kong earlier this week – and went back to school.