Filipino Trans Woman Sephy Francisco Stuns Singing both keys of “The Prayer”

Sephy Francisco

You may never be the same after watching and listening to Sephy Francisco sing both parts of the duet “The Prayer”. Sephy Francisco’s heartfelt rendition of Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli’s duet in Korea at Mnet’s ‘I Can See Your Voice 5’ brought gasps and tears of joy to all. But as astounding as her vocal range is it only serves to complement her passion as she further impressed during her conversation with the judges afterward.


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One contestant, Sephy Francisco revealed to be a true talent, made jaws drop with her stellar performance of “The Prayer” by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. She perfected both the male and female keys as if two people are singing the song. Celebrity panels including Block B, Kim Jong Kook, Leeteuk, and more couldn’t hide their shock at the singer’s unbelievable performance. Watch her outstanding stage in the clip above and hear her story in the clip below.

The premise of the show is simple, according to allkpop.com, the celebrity guests must guess if a contestant is a skilled singer or tone-deaf based on clues. The first episode of season 5 aired on January 26.

Celebrity panels including Block B, Kim Jong Kook, Leeteuk, and more couldn’t hide their shock at the singer’s unbelievable performance.

Originally “The Prayer” was recorded as two separate solo versions, Dion’s in English and Bocelli’s in Italian. They appeared on the Quest for Camelot soundtrack in May 1998. The duet was included on albums by both artists, released a few months later on Sognoand These Times Are Special Times. Bocelli sung original Italian while Dion translated into English. The song won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song from the 1998 film Quest for Camelot, the second win in a row for a Celine Dion song. In that film, Dion sang it as a solo with slightly different lyrics. It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1999 and a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals in 2000. Dion performed it with Bocelli at both ceremonies.

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