At this moment, two judges rise from their seats, their emotions evident not only on their faces but also through their exuberant body language. Before the song concludes, Sean Dhondt, the sole male judge among the three, rushes forward and sits on the ground in front of the boy. It’s a poignant moment, as he treats the boy as an inspiration rather than just a singer.
The comment section, as expected given Dhondt’s reaction, reflects a similar level of enthusiasm.
“This is truly the best rendition of this song by a male artist I’ve ever heard,” reads one highly praised comment.
“I have never encountered such a beautiful voice from a child,” adds another commenter.
Abobaker’s rendition is no small accomplishment, considering the musical legacy of “My Heart Will Go On.” The song, famously associated with James Cameron’s internationally acclaimed film “Titanic,” has garnered numerous accolades. In 1998, it even won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, surpassing “Go The Distance” from “Hercules” and “Miss Misery” from “Good Will Hunting.”
“My Heart Will Go On” has also received the highest honor of being covered by renowned musicians like Neil Diamond.
Billboard Magazine’s Larry Flick wrote, “There’s no denying that Dion can hit notes that shatter glass — and she does so here — but it’s a pleasure to hear her build slowly and remind listeners of her ability to pack volumes of emotion in a whisper. A fine single that will add a much-needed touch of class to every station it graces.”