17-year-old Gabonese takes over the internet with Celine Dion’s “Power of Love”

17-year-old gabonese sings celine dion's power of love

Talk about dreams coming true, this is way beyond. Who could have known singing in the shower and down the stairs will earn him a deal out of the blues with one of the world’s biggest pop stars. Not just that, so many international producers walking up to him.Celine Dion shared a heart-melting video of this 17-year-old Gabonese, and in the blink of an eye he is taking over the world.

This17-year-old Gabonese named Samuel, while sitting on a staircase in Libreville sang his heart out to the tune of Celine Dion’s “The Power of Love” . This video was first picked up by a popular Gabonese blogger. It was from there that Celine Dion reposted it on her Facebook page and my oh my! the video got over 2.5 million views.

“Samuel, your talent is as big as your voice,” Dion wrote. “I hope we have the chance to meet one day.” The song, originally by Jennifer Rush, was a hit for Dion in 1993.

“I’m touched my songs have traveled all the way to you and hope we have the chance to meet one day,” she wrote. “May all your dreams come true. Keep singing like you do. When music comes from the heart, it knows no borders!”

Samuel told AFP he was “overwhelmed and very surprised” by the message from the superstar.

“I wasn’t expecting that,” he said. “I haven’t got a phone or a Facebook account, it was my brother who told me Celine had shared my video. “I just hope that one day I can meet her for real.”

This 17-year-old Gabonese has been approached by producers from TV singing contests in France and Ivory Coast.  “I’m not used to this [success],” he said. “I feel good when I sing in the staircase, and now people recognise me in the street.”

 

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