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Second Cup Cafe: Holly Stell

Holly Stell may look like a typical Northern California teen, but once she opens her mouth to sing, it's obvious she's anything but typical.

The 15-year-old vocal phenom visits Second Cup Café to share songs from her latest album, "Holly's Christmas."

According to her official biography, Stell began exhibiting a fondness for classical music as a toddler. While other kids her age were watching cartoons, the future singer preferred listening to and imitating The Three Tenors.

Stell joined her church choir when she was only four years old. At the age of 9, Stell began voice lessons to cultivate her natural talent.

In 2004, Stell was discovered by Canadian film and television composer Jack Lenz at a charity event benefiting Hilary Duff's Kids With A Cause.

A year later she recorded a duet with Andrea Bocelli, which was featured on the celebrated tenor's album "Andrea" as well as on the soundtrack for the film "The Lazarus Child," starring Angela Bassett and Andy Garcia.

Stell released her self-titled debut album, a mix of classical and original songs, in 2005.

Her Christmas album, "Holly's Christmas" was released last month.