That this is an amazingly, hauntingly beautiful duet is without question. They each have a gift that they are sharing together and with a very wide audience in this clip. But that isn't what stands out for me.
I leaked a few tears as I watched this. Their voices touched something very deep inside me and moved me in ways that only music can. The interviews with these young people touched me deeply and struck chords I had thought long silenced.
This young man lacks confidence for very obvious reasons (which he acknowledges himself) and for reasons that are less visible but of no less importance. This young woman has confidence that we can see, but I sense underneath that that her confidence in her own vocal abilities is less than she would let you believe.
Charlotte is Jonathan's champion. She stands up for him when others taunt or are cruel to him verbally. She has shown Jonathan that there are good people in the world who are willing to look beyond the superficial to see who is behind the mask.
Jonathan is Charlotte's champion. When Simon tells Jonathan that he would do better in the competition without Charlotte "holding him back" (paraphrase), Jonathan refuses because they have entered the competition as a duet and he will only move forward with Charlotte.
They give one another the confidence that they each need. She gives him confidence to be himself and to let himself shine. It is certainly possible that Jonathan would not have entered the competition as a solo act even though he certainly could have. He gives her the confidence to sing alongside him. It is his gift to her to put herself in the spotlight. Without Jonathan beside her it is possible that Charlotte would not have entered the competition and if she did that she might not have advanced.
What brought these two together? A very wise music teacher. Charlotte says in the interview that it was their music teacher who thought they would complement one another. The teacher obviously has a keen eye as well as a keen ear.
What I expect will happen with these two is that their confidence in themselves will grow and that what brought them together will be the making of them both.
The power of friendship and those who believe in us can lift us to heights we might never otherwise have dreamed possible.
And yes, he reminds me very much of Andrea Bocelli. A beautiful, evocative voice. Both of them.