Celine Tam, born November 22, 2007, is from Hong Kong, China. She is a singer who rose to fame as a child, performing live on televised programs all over the world. Tam’s first big break was at age five in the contest “Let’s Sing Kids.” In 2017, she became known worldwide as one of the semi-finalists of Season 12 of “America’s Got Talent.” Her nickname is ‘The Celine Dion of Hong Kong.’ Let’s celebrate this talented young singer on her birthday!
Celine Tam was born on November 22, 2007, in Hong Kong, China. Her father, Dr. Steve Tam, is a music professor and the owner of music academies in China. Tam began her vocal lessons at the age of three and by four she was already performing live, often alongside her sister Dion. Yes, they were both named after the legendary Canadian singer Celine Dion! Despite not being televised, Tam competed in Season 10 of Britain’s Got Talent. She passed the audition but didn’t enter the live shows. She decided to give it another shot in Season 12.
Two years after getting rejected from Britain’s Got Talent, Tam was back for Season 12. Her audition, in Episode 1204, consisted of her iconic performance of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On.” She didn’t leave any other choice for judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel. They all voted ‘yes’ to send Tam to the ‘Judge Cuts.’ Her music choice for Episode 1209 was Michael Bolton’s “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You,” and, impressed with her performance, Laverne Cox pressed the Golden Buzzer and Tam went straight to the quarterfinals.
In Episode 1213, Tam sings for a chance to advance to the semifinals. Her performance of Whitney Houston’s and Mariah Carey’s “When You Believe” earned her a standing ovation and a golden ticket to the semifinals alongside Merrick Hanna. Despite delivering an outstanding performance of “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana, Tam didn’t receive enough votes to make it to the finals. However, she didn’t give up on singing contests. In 2019, she competed in the “World’s Got Talent” special held in China. She received a Golden Buzzer, which made her go to the Top 8. Since then, she has performed all over the world, and made appearances on both Chinese and American televisions, going so far as winning eight championships in one year!
Tam auditions for Season 10 of “America’s Got Talent,” but doesn’t make it to the live shows.
Tam goes back to Season 12 of “America’s Got Talent.”
Tam becomes one of the “America’s Got Talent” semi-finalists.
Tam is the youngest finalist in “World’s Got Talent.”
Why We Love Celine Tam
She is a positive person
Tam encourages everyone to be the best version of themselves. She uses her platform to show how to change the world for the better.
She wants to stop bullying
Tam is vocal about how bad bullying is. Her book “Harper” seeks to show the world that you shouldn’t lose happiness among people who don’t like you. Love is everywhere!
She is an environmentalist
She is concerned about the environment. She is often seen involved in new projects to help save our ecosystem and our oceans.
5 Surprising Facts
She is a published author
In collaboration with Peter Ng, Tam published an illustrated book called “Harper.”
She is a prodigy
At 14, Tam became a member of The University of Hong Kong’s Academy for the Talented.
She is an avid reader
If you go to her Instagram, you will find plenty of book recommendations!
She likes to exercise
Badminton, swimming, hiking — you name it, Tam loves and does it!
She is a cat person
Tam wishes and is planning to get a cat one day!
Celine Tam FAQs
Does Celine Tam still sing?
Yes, she does.
Did Celine Tam get the golden buzzer?
Yes, she received the Golden Buzzer from guest judge, Laverne Cox.
Does Celine Tam win “America’s Got Talent”?
No, she was only a semi-finalist.
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