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She Quietly Walked Onstage To Sing…And Quickly Amazed The Crowd With Her Voice

When an international version of The Voice welcomed this quiet girl onstage, no one knew what to expect. She was very young and clearly very nervous. Anything could have happened. Once the music started, though, something clicked.

She started singing in the most beautiful voice imaginable. She brought tears to her family’s eyes and won over the judges almost instantly.

You might not understand her language or style of song, but you can’t deny her talent. WOW.

This little girl was given the chance to do something incredible… and she delivered in a big, big way. Congrats!

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What Started With One Man And A Cello Turned Into Something You Have To See

If you live in a city and you’ve ever spent time on the internet, you’re probably a little too familiar with street performers and flash mobs.

But you’ve never seen anything quite like this. While performers line city streets all over the world and flash mobs are characteristically entertaining, something unbelievable happens when the two of them collide.

Just ask the people who were in the right place at the right time when they walked through Spain’s Plaça de Sant Roc back on May 19, 2012.

When a little girl dropped some money into a cellist’s hat, passersby were treated to a spectacle that left everyone singing.

Although it was obviously a planned performance, there’s something wonderful about the fact that it all started with one musician, a curious child, and a single coin. In many ways, music is the tie that binds. Its immense reach embraces people from all walks of life.

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34 Of The Most Magical Sentences In The “Harry Potter” Books

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.”

I asked Twitter for their favourite quotes from the Harry Potter books. Here are some of the best responses…

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Suggested by @blairbd

“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Suggested by @GabrielleAvis

“I am not worried, Harry,” said Dumbledore, his voice a little stronger despite the freezing water. “I am with you.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Suggested by @laurenspieller

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“You’re a wizard, Harry.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Suggested by @karspearhollow

“But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Suggested by @katickmack85

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Suggested by @Mowgli3

“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”

– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Suggested by @EMentior

“I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth botherin’ with.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Suggested by @NickiReeder

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Suggested by @kholmes721

“Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Suggested by @triciaennis

“There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”

– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Suggested by @kaymstocks

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Suggested by @Lovelyenergies

“It’s wingardium leviOsa, not leviosAH.”

– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Suggested by @lindseynotlohan

“There is no need to call me Sir, Professor.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Suggested by @lucyalicebirch

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Suggested by @Lovelyenergies

“’I’m not going to be murdered,’ Harry said out loud.

‘That’s the spirit, dear,’ said his mirror sleepily.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Suggested by @luciaennis

“You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Suggested by @triciaennis

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“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Suggested by @sarahmackie2

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Suggested by @candyheilman

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Suggested by @godofbacon

“Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Suggested by @Rosiehowarth

“‘He is dead!’ Narcissa Malfoy called to the watchers.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Suggested by @saumya_96

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Suggested by @adamthehawk

“Really Hagrid, if you are holding out for universal popularity, I’m afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Suggested by @luciaennis

“Chaos reigned.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Suggested by @RichLeComte

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Suggested by @ByrdeSong

“Give her hell from us, Peeves!”

– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Suggested by @flieslikevult3

“Until the very end.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Suggested by @marinedebray

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Suggested by @_BumbleBea

“Oculus Reparo!”

– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Suggested by @wanderlustylife

“After all this time?”

“Always,” said Snape.

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Suggested by @katie_brennan

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30 Jaw-Dropping Pieces Of Bristol Street Art

There’s more to us than Banksy.

1. The Masonic, North Street, Bedminster

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Artist: Dan Kitchener. Visit his Facebook page here.

A vibrant and multi-coloured mural across the side of one of North Street’s pubs.

2. Hamilton House, Stokes Croft

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Artist: Cosmo Sarson. Visit his Facebook page here.

An enormous breakdancing Jesus on the side of one of Bristol’s arts and music hubs.

3. Red Point Climbing Centre, Winterstoke Road

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Artist: DALeast.
Artist: Masai.

A multi-artist work on the sides of this old cinema.

4. Gloucester Road

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Artist: Burning Candy Crew. See more of the collective’s work here.

Signature colour-work from this east London collective in Bristol.

5. North Street, Southville, from Upfest 2013

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Artist: Inkie.
Artist: Tom Lane.
Artist: Ged Palmer.

A piece in a maritime-tobacco-tin style: Bristolian perfection covering an entire wall.

6. Nelson Street, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: Pixel Pancho. Visit his Facebook page here.

Industrial and robotic craziness from a Turin-based street artist.

7. West Street, Bedminster

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Artist: Andy Council. Visit his Flickr page here.

A stunning galloping horse made up of south Bristol’s most iconic buildings.

8. The Farm, St Werburghs

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Artist: Xenz. Visit his Twitter page here.

Bucolic brilliance in the glorious beer garden of this pub.

9. M32, Bristol

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Artist: Zase. Visit his Twitter page here.

The Zase vs Dekor Turtle race is in a residential area, visible from the M32 near Ikea.

10. Souk Kitchen, Raleigh Road, Southville

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Artist: Andrew Burns Colwill.

The mysterious Bristol crocodile and friend get an outing against a deliciously delicate backdrop.

11. Red Point Climbing Centre, Winterstoke Road

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Artist: Jody Thomas. Visit his Twitter page here.

Multiple pieces of stunningly lifelike large-scale art inside this building.

12. Nelson Street, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: El Mac.

There’s incredible detail in this monumental piece by Los Angeles artist El Mac.

13. Little Bishop Street, St Pauls

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Artist: Silent Hobo. Visit his Facebook page here.

Local vibrancy captured at the heart of one of Bristol’s greatest communities.

14. The Kings Arms, Black Boy Hill

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Artist: Zase. Visit his Twitter page here.

Terrific detail and sunny styling in one of Whiteladies Road’s most popular pubs.

15. Nelson Street, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: Nick Walker. Visit his Facebook page here.

“Vandal” is a piece that towers over Nelson Street and pours down on to the pavement below.

16. Hill Street, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: Jon5

An incredible use of a small space to make a big piece come to life.

17. Nelson Street, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: Mariusz Waras.

A huge-scale industrial mural depicting Bristol’s mechanical past, from the M-City project.

18. Stokes Croft

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Artists: 3-DOM and VOYDER.

A striking collaborative work created high on a building on Stokes Croft.

19. The Old Bookshop, North Street, Bedminster

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Artist: Sokar Uno. Visit his Facebook page here.

Check out the beautiful use of colour and shade on the side of this Bedminster cocktail bar and venue.

20. Duke of York, St Werburghs

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Artist: Alex Mack. Visit her Facebook page here.

A “Grand Old Duke of York”-inspired mural by Alex Mack, created after she won the owner of this pub’s competition to design a piece.

21. Full Moon, Stokes Croft

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Artist: Cheba. Find him on Twitter here.

A gorgeous astrological mural covering the entirety of this backpacker hostel.

22. Raleigh Road, Southville

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Artist: My Dog Sighs. Visit his Facebook page here.

This warehouse door is characteristic of the artist, who often depicts eyes.

23. Hillgrove Street, Stokes Croft

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Artist: Phlegm.

A collaborative work between two artists with different illustrative styles on two sides of a house.

24. Lakota, Stokes Croft

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Artist: Cheo.
Artist: Minto.

A stunning mix of two artists’ styles wrap around this iconic Stokes Croft building.

25. Thekla, The Grove, Bristol City Centre

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Artist: Inkie. Visit his Facebook page here.

A brand new work from a Bristol street-art original on the rejuvenated floating nightclub Thekla.

26. Nine Tree Hill, Stokes Croft

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Artist: Fois.

There are big, contrasting colours on this multi-sectioned piece set back from the kerb on this historic and ever-changing street.

27. Portland Heights, St Pauls

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Artist: Silent Hobo. Visit his Facebook page here.

An almost shop-window-style mural on the side of this modern building, off Dean Street in St Pauls.

28. Stokes Croft

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Artist: Dan Kitchener. Visit his Facebook page here.

A stunning street mural of light and colour reflecting the atmosphere of its location, a short walk from the Bear Pit roundabout.

29. Mina Road, St Werburghs

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Artist: Stinkfish.

Bringing Bogota to Bristol, this blazing wall of colour faces out from a residential street.

30. Aldi car park, Southville

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Artist: Herakut. Visit their Facebook page here.

A full-scale mural on a sizeable Victorian building, full of detail and melancholy.

Big thanks to Upfest for their suggestions.

Upfest, Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival, will be held in Bristol in July 2015. To find out more, visit upfest.co.uk.

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