We posted a duet that Dutch child star Amira Willighagen has recorded with Luciano Pavarotti’s Nessun Dorma.
The Pavarotti estate leaped into action. They tell us that no permission was requested or granted for use of the recording. Had it been requested, it would not have been granted.
They will made a formal complaint to Simon Cowell’s company Syco, which insisted it had nothing to do with the dub-over and would not release it on Amira’s forthcoming album.
The estate was originally unable to trace the recording because Pavarotti’s voice had been transposed a whole tone down – the ultimate insult to a great tenor.