It is not often dreams come true, but for Seven-year-old Anjali Singh last week saw her dream become reality as she got the chance to sing at Grammy winner Celine Dion’s concert during her Las Vegas stay.
Dion invited Singh, who lives in Los Angeles with her parents and younger sibling, to sing before the crowd during her show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace last Friday, handing her the microphone and kneeling behind the tot while she belted out the chorus from Dion’s song “I Surrender.”
After Singh finished, she gave an impressed Dion a hug and a kiss. “You are the best,” the superstar told her, reports Drew Weisholtz for Today.com,
She also asked for the child’s autograph while a delighted crowd looked on.
How exactly did this happen? It turns out a lot of good fortune smiled upon Singh, who was sitting near the stage with her mother and wrote a message for the Grammy winner asking to sing with her.
“This was not pre-planned at all,” mom Anitha Singh told TODAY, adding her daughter handed Dion the note. After she sang, Anjali gave the “My Heart Will Go On” singer a card saying how much she liked her, while also asking if she would follow the girl on Instagram. “We took a chance,” her mother said.
It was a moment that the little girl, who idolizes Dion, won’t soon forget.
“Anjali’s dream has always been to sing with her or to her. She would love to be like Celine Dion. That’s her dream, to be just like her.”
Anjali started singing the national anthem at local high schools last year and has since graduated to performing it before various sporting events at UCLA and USC. She is also scheduled to perform at Stanford and will sing the anthem at a Washington Wizards NBA game next month.
She’s even auditioned for “America’s Got Talent,” which Dion references in the video, and is waiting to hear back. No matter what happens, though, singing for her hero is quite a memory.
“We just want to say thank you to Celine Dion for making a 7-year-old’s dream come true,” her mother said. “Anjali’s just really thankful.”