Victoria Hovhannisyan is a Russian opera singer from Armenian Origin. According to her Russian Wikipedia entry ( Оганнисян, Виктория Артёмовна ) , Victoria was born in Yervan, Armenia on November 12, 2000; she sings in 11 languages, Russian, Italian, French, Japanese, Peruvian, Spanish, Latin, Armenian, English, Hindi and Hebrew. So we aren’t only considering a musical, opera singing prodigy here, but also a linguistic prodigy.(I don’t know Russian, but thanks to Google translate, now I can understand written Russian).
Victoria doesn’t have a musical family background, however, she surprised her family by her Opera singing abilities at the age of 9. Victoria Hovhannisyan has participated and won many musical competitions but she is best known to the English speaking world for her participation in The Voice Kids (Russian version) at the age of 11. Here is a video of her performance, she sang the Diva Dance from the 5th Element Movie:
If you do understand Russian, please add a comment to this post explaining what did the judges say about Victoria after she finished singing… also why did the other two guys take forever to turn their chairs… with such a performance, aren’t they supposed to do that within the first 10 seconds of her performance?
Victoria has performed the same song (a longer version of Diva Dance from the 5th Element) during Miss Russia:
So as I wrote before, Victoria sings in many languages, unfortunately, I can’t find all her performances (most of it has bad audio quality). However, this song is in French, she sang Dernière Danse for Indilia:
I know, the sound quality is not so great, but still she drove her French listeners crazy… here are some of the comments:
Hiiiiii im french and I saw ur performance of the fith elements. Ur amazing so talented. Like Jackie Evancho but u it’s more in opera. And your accent is so cuuute. I love your voice so much.
Another fan said said:
I am French, and I can tell you one thing, you sing it ways better than Indila. You are extraordinary. Your voice is unbielevable. You are the new voice of Armenia, of the world. You should be famous throughout the world. You ought to be famous throughout the world…
There are simply too many comments to list here, so here is a final one:
Very impressive, I’m french, and, do you speak french ? Because you’ve got a great accent, not perfect but good for a strander ! Awesome song !
In case you are looking for the original song by Indilia, I have embedded it here as well:
So finally, the song below is Victoria’s performance of Ave Maria or “Ellen’s Third Song”, composed by Franz Schubert in 1825, enjoy:
It is obvious that Victoria is very famous in Russia and the rest of the Russian speaking world, she is also famous in her country of origin, Armenia. However, and despite her wonderful talent, she is almost unknown in the rest of the world. I think she has to start tailoring her songs and videos to English speaking countries, there is a huge potential for fame and success there. Just like her French song attracted hundreds or even thousands of French fans, I think she can offer the world a lot more.