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Celine Tam sings When You Believe in the quarter-finals of America's Got Talent 2017. Photo: YouTube

Celine Tam is named Hong Kong’s top trending YouTube video star of 2017

The singer and America’s Got Talent semi-finalist’s version of her namesake Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On has been viewed 42 million times, making her video more than 40 times more popular than the nearest competitor

Celine Tam
Ten-year-old singer Celine Tam’s heart-warming performance of My Heart Will Go On on US talent show America’s Got Talent was Hong Kong’s top-trending YouTube video of 2017, the streaming site announced yesterday.

The video, which was uploaded on June 16, has been viewed more than 42 million times worldwide. YouTube did not say how many views the videos on the list had received locally.

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In second place was a video by local YouTube creator FHProductionHK, which gives men advice on what to do for women they have a crush on. The video, uploaded on April 23, has notched up just more than one million views globally.

And in third place was a video posted on January 3 by E Media Plus, the publisher of local weekly magazine E-Weekly. The video, which looks back on a 1988 performance by Canto-pop singer Eason Chan Yik-shun, has received more than 1.2 million views worldwide.

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Young Celine’s rendition of the Celine Dion classic from the film Titanic during auditions for season 12 of America’s Got Talent left the judges visibly stunned. She went on to become a popular contestant during the season but was eliminated in the semi-finals.