Singing babysitter stuns TikTok after ‘actually laborious 12 months’: ‘It has been completely loopy’
This babysitter is a real Disney princess.
Nicki Maher, 43, of Somerset, Massachusetts, has been secretly filming babysitter Delaney Wilson singing a song from the Disney movie “The Little Mermaid,” and the clip has gone viral since it was released last month.
The video – viewed more than 11.8 million times – begins with Maher whispering into the camera: “This is our babysitter.” In the background, 18-year-old Wilson can be heard singing the song “Part of Your World” .
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The clip then cuts to Wilson singing while playing with Barbie dolls with Maher’s daughter.
Maher told Fox News that even before she secretly filmed Wilson singing, she knew about her babysitter’s beautiful voice.
Commenting on the video, Maher wrote: “I’m trying to encourage her to spread her voice more. But she gets discouraged from how she looks in her videos. And all I see is beauty My children too. Let’s show her some love so I can make her sing more for us !!! “
Commentators on the clip were impressed by Wilson’s beautiful voice, with one person saying, “You all hired your own Disney princess!”
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Two of Maher’s friends had taught Wilson at the local school, and one of those friends gave Maher the heralds that Wilson could sing. Maher also checked out Wilson’s TikTok page and was “super impressed,” she told Fox.
Even more impressive – and touching – for Maher was a video on Wilson’s TikTok profile that showed the moment she learned she was accepted into her dream school, Berklee College of Music.
In the clip, Wilson says to himself, “It’s okay, if I don’t, it’s okay.” However, when she opens the email, she starts screaming with joy.
“And that made me cry,” Maher said to Fox. “I thought I love those kind of little stories. She seems so cute. So I knew she was talented. And getting to Berklee is amazing in itself.”
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When Wilson started working for Maher, mom of two asked Wilson why she hadn’t posted more videos of herself on social media.
“Then she said to me, ‘I just think too much and I never feel like I sound good enough and I just don’t always feel safe about how I look,'” said Maher. “And it just broke my heart.”
Babysitter Delaney Wilson (right) went viral after boss Nicki Maher (left) posted a video on her TikTok page of Wilson singing the Disney song “Part of Your World”.
(Courtesy Nicki Maher)
Wilson told Fox News that in the past year she has received “a lot of negative comments” from people about “what I like to do and my voice and my personality.”
“I’ve definitely held back after a really tough year,” Wilson told Fox News.
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Maher recorded the video of Wilson singing while she played with Maher’s daughter.
Wilson told Fox News she “had no idea” Maher taped her until later when Maher Wilson showed the clip.
Maher told Fox News, “I said, ‘Delaney, you need to hear what I hear. You need to see what I see.'”
At that moment, Maher said, Wilson was able to see himself “through a different lens”.
“It’s not that she didn’t know she had a talent that so many people have already told her about,” Maher said. “The thing is, she didn’t hear it without knowing she tried or someone was watching. That’s why the video was so beautiful. “
Wilson added, “To me it was like, wow, like acting so differently when I didn’t know a camera was pointing at me.”
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Maher said Wilson gave her permission to post the clip on her TikTok account and it started quickly.
“I knew it would be a nice comment and a cheer, but I didn’t know it would be to that extent,” said Maher.
“It was absolutely insane,” added Wilson. “I’ve got so many great opportunities and I’ve met so many great people who have reached out and been so nice to me. That really helped my confidence and it makes me very happy to know these people want to hear my voice. “
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As the person who helped promote some of these opportunities by posting the video, Maher said she was happy about the moments when social media brings positive results.
“I love the power of social media,” said Maher. “I always say if we want to use it forever, we can. It has a very good side. And many wonderful things happen when we focus on those things. So this is one of them. “