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The Greatest Show…women

A STRABANE mother and daughter’s musical rendition of hit song ‘A Million Dreams’ has rocked the Internet amassing over 72,000 views in just a fortnight.

Chloe Wilders and her four-year-old daughter Aalaiya decided to make the video after getting inspiration from P!nk and her daughter Willow Sage’s version of the hit.
Staggering

Reflecting on the staggering reaction the video has received online Chloe said both her and Aalaiya are still in shock.

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“We can’t believe it,” laughed Chloe. “To date the video has already been viewed over 72,000 times. Aalaiya has loved the whole experience.

Every time we go out around the town people are coming over to us and saying to her, ‘oh you’re the little girl from the video’, she’s loving it.”

Coming from a musical family Chloe’s voice and talent is already well-known locally. She has released her own album, as well as appearing on The Voice of Ireland back in 2015.

However despite being no stranger to taking centre stage Chloe admitted she was not prepared for the attention the video would generate.

“P!nk is my absolute favourite singer and both Aalaiya and I love ‘The Greatest Showman’, so after watching P!nk and her daughter’s version of ‘A Million Dreams’ it was actually Aalaiya who suggested that we try it ourselves.”

And joining her mum in the spotlight little Aalaiya quickly proved she is a natural.

“It was her first time recording in the studio,” continued Chloe. “At the beginning she was a little nervous, but she got into it very quickly and was soon doing actions as she sang along.

“I never told her I was going to post the video and I put it online late one night while she was sleeping,” Chloe explained. “Before I went to bed it had already got around 100 views, but when I checked the next morning that had jumped to over 20,000. I couldn’t believe it. When I told Aalaiya the first thing she asked was, ‘mummy did you put it on YouTube?’ I said yes, and she jumped and said, ‘I’m famous’.”

Chloe who is currently studying nursing at university said this is just the beginning of a beautiful partnership for the mother and daughter duet.

Naturally

“We sing together all the time, in the house, everywhere,” she added. “Singing comes as naturally to me and Aalaiya as talking but we loved

recording together and we will definitely be doing more stuff together in the future.’

Tomorrow (Saturday, November 24) local people will get the opportunity to hear the musical duo sing ‘A Million Dreams’ live, as they take to the stage for Strabane’s Christmas lights switch on.

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