The song “Hallelujah” was written by Leonard Cohen in 1984, but it initially didn’t receive much attention until it was covered by musicians John Cale and Jeff Buckley. It wasn’t until the song was featured in the movie “Shrek” in 2001 that it became a hit and has since become a staple during the holidays. The song has been covered over 300 times by various artists.
Andrea Bocelli is known for performing with his musically inclined family members, including his eldest son Amos Bocelli, who has a degree in piano performance but has pursued a career in spatial engineering. His second son, Matteo Bocelli, is following in his father’s footsteps as a professional singer and is currently studying opera singing at a conservatory.
Andrea remarried his manager Veronica Berti, who is the mother of his daughter Virginia. The couple has performed together, including a romantic Italian cover of “Somethin’ Stupid” titled “Qualche Stupido” in 2012.
Andrea recently introduced his daughter Virginia to the world, showcasing her stunning voice and musicality in a duet of “Hallelujah.” At the age of 9, it remains to be seen if she will pursue a career in the industry, but her talent is undeniable and suggests that she could succeed at anything she sets her mind to.