Cydel Gabutero may not be a household name, but she’s destined to be one.
The 10-year-old girl from the Philippines uploaded a cover of Celine Dion’s “Power of Love” to YouTube on Sept. 11, and the young talent doesn’t miss a beat.
In the video, Cydel is singing in a studio, accompanied only by backup instrumentals and an eerily accurate mezzo-soprano voice. In just four days, the video has already been viewed more than 250,000 times, and that number continues to grow. (Call it the power of Internet love!)
The trend of young upstarts getting their break on YouTube isn’t a new phenomenon. Justin Bieber was discovered thanks to a series of viral videos in 2007, while Manitoba’s Maria Aragon was tapped to perform at Lady Gaga’s “The Monster Ball” in 2011 after Maria’s cover of “Born This Way” spread like wildfire.
In August, Celine announced she would be taking an indefinite break from performing to care for her husband, René Angélil. While no one could replace the beloved Canadian songbird, this is a perfect substitute in the interim.