WATCH: Kildare schoolgirl goes viral for singing performance at London toy shop

Singing star Anna O'Connor wows the crowds

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WATCH: Kildare schoolgirl goes viral for singing performance at London toy shop

Anna O'Connor singing at Hamley's, London

A video of a Kildare schoolgirl singing a Disney song at London toy store Hamley’s has gone viral after her mum posted it online.

Anna O’Connor, 12, from Milltown, wowed shoppers with a rendition of Reflections from the Mulan soundtrack when she took up the mic at the famous Regent Street store’s open stage. She received a loud round of applause, and the video, which was shared by the Hamley’s Facebook page, has racked up over 10,000 views and was shared by expat media outlet The Irish Post.

Anna and her mum Catherine visited London earlier this month to see the musical ‘Wicked’. The sixth class pupil at Milltown National School loves singing and musical theatre, Catherine told the Leinster Leader.

She has attended the Leah Moran Stage School since she was four and also takes singing lessons with Newbridge’s Lorraine Nolan. She has also performed onstage at the Gaiety and Olympia Theatres, and sung at weddings.

Anna O'Connor singing as 'Elphaba' from 'Wicked' during the Leah Moran Stage School performance at the Olympia last May

“She is a very mature 12 year old, and very academic and humble,” said her proud mum, adding that her daughter has said she wants to do dentistry to earn a living as well as making a career in the tough world of showbusiness.

She added that the family are surprised and delighted by the views and attention the video has received.

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