Nicole Hammett is only 14 years old, but she’s already making waves on the internet thanks to her ability to sing opera and hard rock.
A video uploaded this week shows the Maltese singer performing at the 2016 AllyEl Festival, where she was voted runner-up. Nicole sings a mash-up of Mozart’s Der Holle Rache (Hell’s Rage) and AC/DC’s Highway To Hell, is all win. And in its first week online, the video already managed to rack up nearly 30,000 views.
This was not Nicole’s first competition. The young star took up singing seriously when she was 11 and has already built a very impressive CV. In 2014, she won the ‘Premio Rivelazione’ (Best Newcomer) at the Una Stella Sta Nascendo, which aired on Sky Italia. By 2016, she had a handful of awards both locally and internationally, including being crowned the overall winner of the pop-soprano section at the Music For Kid International Festival in Romania.
While Nicole is gearing up for a couple of years of further vocal training and competitions, her forte is definitely mashing up completely different genres and seamlessly shifting between vocal styles.
For more videos by Hammett, check out her Facebook page. Here’s hoping we keep getting more of these videos from this young star!