The world is a better place when you hear Andrea Bocelli sing. This is the man with a voice that, Celine Dion says, would be God’s singing voice if the Creator chose to sing. Imagine receiving such a compliment from a fellow superstar.
He was permanently blinded at the age of twelve because of a football accident so the little Bocelli decided to make the world see its own beauty by singing. And boy, can he sing.
Listen to Bocelli’s rendition of “You’ll never walk alone“.
The song is a show tune from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. It’s been around, but perhaps, even more fitting is how this song has now been associated with football. Especially Liverpool.
Now record producer David Foster has described Bocelli’s voice as the most beautiful in the world and David has every right to say so, having worked with Andrea many times over the years. Because… just listen to the man!
Andrea sits in front a fireplace surrounded by what look like teenagers who are just mesmerized by the singing sensation. That voice is way warmer than that fire.
Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley released covers of the song as well, and back then, it was post world war so this song was a little more special to folks around the world. “You’ll Never Walk Alone” stayed at No. 1 in the charts for about four weeks in 1963, by which time it had become Liverpool FC’s signature tune. Anfield Stadium had a PA system, something not yet found in other stadiums.
How fitting then for Andrea, who lost his sight because of football, to now be singing this song.
The lyrics can be interpreted in different ways, depending on the listener. Andrea released this song on Good Friday, a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus at Calvary. Bocelli being Catholic, couldn’t have chosen a better time.
In some areas of the UK and Europe, the song became the anthem of support for medical staff, first responders, and those in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. They deserve so much love and respect.
And in classic Bocelli fashion, he builds momentum through the song, before unleashing his unbelievable voice with so much power that it forces you to agree with Celine Dion’s statement.
This viewer’s comment is perfect,
“Don’t be afraid of the dark” from a man who has always lived in the dark.”
Indeed, the lyrics are a nod to hope and positivity.
“When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm, there’s a golden sky
And the sweet, silver song of a lark”
One kid in the video seemed lost, running frantically before collapsing in the middle of a hallway. The others arrive, surrounding him before a kid lays a comforting hand on the guy. He gets up as the others point towards one direction.
They all start running, eventually meeting Andrea on a balcony that gives everyone a spectacular view. From darkness to beauty.
Watch and listen to this breathtaking song by Andrea below!
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