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Practice English Speaking&Listening with: 17-åriga Ibrahim rör hela Talang-studion till tårar med sin tolkning av "Stad i ljus"

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-Hi. -Hi there.

So who do we have before us?

My name is Ibrahim.

I'm 17 years old...

...and I'm going to sing today.

Wait a minute! Ibrahim, we're curious and want to know more about you.

I came to Sweden one year ago.

-I'm keeping my fingers crossed. -Good luck!

My family consists of my mom and my older sister.

Min family is everything to me.

-Where do you live? -I live in Boden, in Norrbotten.

I will represent them.

-Do you like Scandinavia? -Yeah, but who doesn't?

-Are you nervous? -No.

They're just as nervous as I am.

So you live in Sweden now...

...but you don't know if you can stay here?

You've applied for citizenship but you don't know if you will get it.

It's nerve-racking not knowing if I can stay here or not.

It would mean so much to me if I could stay.

It's a question of life and death for us.

You're a great singer! Good luck!

You've lived in Sweden for one year and your Swedish is this good?

LaGaylia has lived here for 30 years and you're already much better.

It's obvious you know what you want in life.

Ibrahim, you're 17 years old. How do you see your future?

This year I received some bad news...

...and my dream is to stay in Sweden.

Ibrahim, let me ask you one more thing.

What's the meaning of music for you?

Music to me means life. It's life.

Then we will let you sing for us. The stage is yours.

Thank you.

My journey was towards the sun

Far away from all the closed rooms

Where nothing ever ends

And where there are no borders anymore

I wanted to see the miracle

And hear the words that give birth to life

I want to be carried by a force

Which will grow stronger when I know what I want

The city of light

In a country without a name

Give me life

Where everything is born again

And when everything has changed

When time does no longer exist

I can see the two of us together

And then the end of the journey is all we remember

The city of light

In a country without a name

Give me life

Where everything is born again

Thank you so much.

You should not ask to stay here, we should ask to keep you!

Thank you so much.

A 17-year old boy as talented as you are, who lived in Sweden for one year-

-and worked so hard to learn the language to be able to sing for us today...

There's something fundamentally flawed with a system when a guy like you-

-receives a negative answer time after time. There's something fundamentally flawed.

I mean this from the bottom of my heart. You are exceptionally talented!

I don't know what I should... I feel so small with you on the stage.

It's so...

It just so generous of you! I feel like you share so much-

-and am I even worth it? Yes, I am.

You are worth everything in this world! You are simply amazing.

Thank you so much.

I don't understand much Swedish-

-but I don't need to understand when I hear you sing.

-It was that beautiful. -Thank you.

David Batra, time to vote. What's your verdict?

I say yes!

Of course it's a yes!

Wow, thank you so much!

Thank you so much.

Thank you!

Now you are my Golden Buzzer. Promise not to disappoint me.

Ladies and gentleman, this guy made it to the next round.

-My God... -Do you understand what just happened?

You went straight to the semifinal.

I would like to thank you all for doing this for me. Thank you.

Thank you so much!

Good job, Kakan.

I think everything in this world feels small.

Totally killed me. Totally!

Thank you so much!

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