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Daddy and daughter melt hearts with “The Prayer”
This could not be more beatiful. 💖
Eduardo Gaskell
04.29.22

There cannot be a better version of “The Prayer” than that duet done by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion. It was such a powerful coming together of two talents hence the lasting effect of the song.

To cover the same song live is no easy feat and it would take a whole lot of confidence to do so, knowing there will be the inevitable comparisons and criticism from listeners.

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Meet Mat and Savanna Shaw.

This daddy-daughter duo from Utah have actually impressed their many viewers and listeners with their rendition of “The Prayer”.

The quarantine saw these two rise to fame as Savanna, who wanted to stay in touch with her music friends, began a music social media account. She’s a very shy teenager so she asked her father to sing with her.

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It’s a song written by David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa and Tony Renis.

The song was initially recorded twice. One in English by Dion, and another in Italian by Bocelli. The duet appeared on their respective studio albums, These Are Special Times (1998) and Sogno (1999).

It’s a huge hit.

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Mat and Savanna now have over 610,000 YouTube subscribers. Safe to say she’s no longer that shy in sharing her talent.

This live duet is proof of how far they’ve both come.

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This father-daughter duet has touched so many lives, and is a testament to the power of music.

“My husband and I stayed with a dying friend at the hospital recently and I wanted our friend to hear you sing this. It was playing when he left this world. You two have such an amazing sound. I can’t begin to explain how this touched me at the moment. God truly blessed you with beautiful voices.” says a viewer named Juju Mc.

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On their official website, it says that,

“Mat and Savanna’s uplifting song choices and harmonies have inspired people the world over. They have a passion for using music for good – often supporting charities, good causes, and providing inspiration with their performances. Their goal and mission is to share hope and spread joy through music.”

It’s working!

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A breathtaking, emotionally stirring song needs two incredibly amazing singers to bring out its magic. Bocelli and Dion are unmatched, but Mat and Savanna are on a level of their own!

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They truly are angelic, dressed mostly in white, bathed in a bluish white light, as they sing together, bringing their voices to the stage to hopefully touch the hearts of their audience.

They surely did with such a beautiful song.

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And in a world that’s still dealing with a pandemic and wars, performances such as these remind the human spirit that there is always hope and that in the end, love is the answer.

This is a duet you will want to add to your favorites. One you will keep coming back to, replaying over and over again.

Hit play below for this incredible father and daughter duet!

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By Eduardo Gaskell
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Eduardo Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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