11-Year-Old Sings Stunning Rendition of ‘You Raise Me Up’

Over the years, this song has become one of the most iconic numbers of our generation. Opera voice Josh Groban propelled this song to popularity, but countless artists have covered the tune since that time.

There is so much going on in the world. There is the COVID-19 ordeal, there are tragedies, deaths, and natural calamities. Sometimes, we couldn’t help but get fed up with all the bad news that we’ve been hearing. We all want to look for something positive, especially online.

Thankfully, there are many stories on social media that can uplift us. Some will remind you that kindness still exists and there are also some that will effortlessly make you feel better.

A video from a kid namely Blake Walker will surely give you this feeling.

He has a golden voice that can soothe anyone’s mood and he is very charming too.

His cover of the song “You Raise Me Up” has now garnered more than 180,000 views on YouTube. In it, you will hear his heartfelt version of the song that was originally recorded by Irish-Norwegian duo, Secret Garden.

The said song was also popularized by Josh Groban, a multi-platinum award-winning singer.

Blake’s rendition is full of emotion.

You can feel it the way he sings the song and also because of the story that is being depicted in the video. Aside from singing, he also showed off his acting skills.

It starts on the scene where he is in the classroom with his “classmates”. He looks so sad and when he went out of the room, he sits on a bench and starts singing his heart out. He sings each line of the song passionately.

“When I am down, and, oh, my soul, so weary
When troubles come, and my heart burdened be
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence
Until you come and sit awhile with me”

There are more kids who approach him and sing with him.

That scene makes the video more heartwarming. They are like angels who want to cheer you up. If you will read the description of the video, you will find out the deeper message that they want to convey through it.

“You Raise Me Up” is a song of hope that is inspiring at any stage of life. When you feel discouraged and lonely, the world can feel very dark and unfriendly. Don’t despair, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! You are surrounded by angels who raise you up, both seen and unseen.”

They also show how a person can brighten up someone’s day by a simple greeting.

There is a scene that shows two boys who approached Blake. Their simple gesture delighted him and cheered him up.

That is why in the description, it says, “As you are lifted up by others, the world completely changes into something beautiful and hopeful. It gives you the strength to face your challenges and then, in turn, help others to rise. You can be their angel too!”

Clearly, the video wants to tell us that if there are people who make you feel that you are not alone, you can also pass that on to someone. You’ll never know how you will be able to change that person’s outlook in life.

In the last part of the music video, Blake approaches a little girl who is alone and gives her flowers.

Aside from the touching story, Blake’s voice is also something to look forward to in the video. He belts it all out and he is like a pro! No wonder why many people expressed their appreciation to him.

Most of the commenters were stunned by Blake’s talent. He deserves all the praises as you can clearly see the passion he puts into all his videos.

Watch the video right below and let it be a reason for you to smile today.

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