The captured footage didn’t take long to go viral.
A star is born after 18-year-old Delaney Wilson’s singing voice captivates TikTok
Without realizing it, Delaney’s boss secretly recorded the teen’s beautiful rendition of “Part of Your World” from “The Little Mermaid.” Her talented vocal chops are now TikTok famous and her video has been viewed more than 12 million times.
The mother of the family Delaney works for spoke about why she decided to record the babysitter singing.
“I was like, I want her to hear herself when she knows nobody’s watching. I was blown away to tears, cried the first time I heard her sing. I said Delaney, you have such an insane gift.” – Nicki Maher
In the video, you see Maher secretly recording Delaney while she is playing with Maher’s daughter.
Maher walks through her house and whispers to the camera, “This is our babysitter.” Delaney is heard in the background singing the Disney favorite.
Maher wrote over the video: “I am trying to encourage her to put her voice out there more. But she gets discouraged about the way she looks in her videos. And all I see is beauty. So do my kids. Let’s show her some love so I can get her to sing for us more!!!”
Maher knew of Delaney’s beautiful voice and had been trying to get her to post more videos on social media.
“That’s when she said to me, ‘I just overthink it and I never feel like I sound good enough and I just don’t always feel confident in the way I look,’” Maher said. “And it just broke my heart.”
Ultimately Delaney gave Maher permission to post the video on her TikTok account and it immediately went viral.
“It’s not that she didn’t know she had a talent that so many people have already told her she had,” Maher said. “It’s that she didn’t hear it without knowing she was trying or that someone was watching. So that’s why the video was so beautiful.” – Maher
Delaney was blown away by the attention and support after her video went viral. Her talent has been recognized the world over and now she has the confidence to share her gift.
“It’s been absolutely crazy,” Wilson added. “I’ve gotten so many amazing, like, opportunities and just, I’ve met so many amazing people that have reached out and been so kind to me. So it’s really helped my confidence and it makes me super happy to know that people do want to hear my voice.” – Delaney told Fox News.
Delaney’s boss has uploaded another video to TikTok of her singing a song from Disney’s ‘Mulan.’
After a fan requested, “Reflection” from ‘Mulan,’ Delaney didn’t disappoint. Nicki states in her intro – “This is the response you guys have been waiting for.”
We are pretty certain that this isn’t the last time Delaney will surprise the world with her super musical talents.
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