A hugely talented 12-year-old busker has explained why she decided to turn down an opportunity to appear in the Ellen Show in the USA.
Cork girl Allie Sherlock became an internet star after a video her performing Ed Sheeran’s ‘Supermarket Flowers’ on Dublin’s busy Grafton Street was viewed over one million times on social media.
The video caught the attention of TV producers in the US and they planned to have Allie appear on one of their most high-profile shows – The Ellen Show.
However, Allie has turned down what many would consider to be an opportunity of a lifetime. However ,others might say that her reasoning shows that she has her head screwed on.
She told the Cork Evening Echo: “I don’t want it to be a professional career but I’d like to do it, just as a hobby. I’d like to do childcare because my auntie owns a creche,
“I want to keep practising all the time and singing and so it’s like a hobby really. Maybe I’ll do weddings. I’d like to see what happens in the future before deciding anything.”
Her father added: “There’s been a few people on to us about different things. She had the Ellen Show in America contact her but she’s only 12 and she just enjoys a bit of busking.
“My main thing is that Allie continues to be Allie because she’s a child.
“She enjoys her singing and as soon as it isn’t fun anymore, that would be the end of it. Her plan is to do childcare, she would love that.
“Music is second. She might go to college and maybe head into town busking and earn herself a few quid.”
See Allie’s stunning performance on Grafton Street in the video below.
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Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling