Some YouTube videos are just too adorable not to be seen the world over, and this precious video (created by a father and his young daughter) is definitely one of them.
At the young age of three, Claire Crosby from Utah is a viral hit with her version of Ariel’s “Part Of Your World” song from the 1989 Disney classic, The Little Mermaid. The sweet video has already received over 1.3 million views since it went live on January 9, 2016.
The video, which was originally recorded on New Year’s Day, shows Claire singing into a microphone. Claire is very involved and intrigued by the whole song editing process.
The tot, dressed in a Disney princess outfit, also expresses incredible cognitive skills as she replicates Ariel’s pauses and inquisitive reactions to the song’s words.
Claire’s father, Dave, has his own home recording studio, so he asked his daughter if she wanted the opportunity to sing her favourite song. As witnessed by the video, the outcome is incredible. Claire memorized and then beautifully sung every word like a true professional. Her rendition is overloaded with cuteness, emotion and talent.
Dave told Deseret News that he hoped starting a YouTube channel with his daughter would give them a unique opportunity to spend time together. The proud father explained that Claire wants to sing ‘”Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen next, but that one is already so overdone, he wants to talk her out of it. Regardless of what song is next, we’ll likely be hearing much more from this little star in the near future.
At the end of the impressive video Claire can be heard asking, “Did I do it dad?” before realizing her own successes and exclaiming, “I did it!”
I’m tempted to message the duo to ask for my Disney favorite “A Whole New World” from Aladdin. However, I’m sure they have already been inundated with requests for Disney classics. Regardless of whether anyone regularly watches the Disney movies, there’s always that one song that resonates strongly.
I think its wonderful to see Dad sharing his interest with his daughter in a way that he’s offered her a fun, enjoyable insight into how he makes a living. By the look on her face as she was watching their work come to fruition, it was clear to see that although to some it may be classed as “work,” to her it was a fabulous chance to see how her efforts progressed into a memory that will forever be priceless.
It’s impossible to listen to this song just once, it really is a ridiculously super-cute recording that is guaranteed to bring a smile or maybe even happy tears to the eyes of anyone who watches it.
Author: Alex Myles
Editor: Caitlin Oriel
Image: YouTube still