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Singing babysitter amazes TikTok after “really tough year”: “It was absolutely crazy”


This babysitter is a real Disney princess.

Nicki Maher, 43, of Somerset, Massachusetts, secretly filmed babysitter Delaney Wilson singing a song from the Disney movie “The Little Mermaid,” and the clip has gone viral since then.

The video, which has been viewed more than 11.8 million times since it was released in June, begins with Maher whispering into the camera, “This is our babysitter.” In the background you can hear 18-year-old Wilson singing the song “Part of Your World”.

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The clip then cuts off so that Wilson actually sings while playing with Barbie dolls with Maher’s daughter.

About the video, Maher wrote: “I’m trying to encourage them to spread their 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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Maher told Fox News that even before she secretly filmed Wilson singing, she knew about her babysitter’s beautiful voice.

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 these kinds of little stories. She seems so cute. So I knew she was talented. And coming to Berklee is incredible in itself. “

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When Wilson started working for Maher, mom of two asked Wilson why she had stopped posting 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,'” Maher said. “And it just broke my heart.”

Babysitter Delaney Wilson (right) went viral after her boss Nicki Maher (left) posted a video of Wilson singing the Disney song "Part of your world" on their TikTok page.

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 that in the past year she had “received a lot of negative comments” from people about “what I love to do and my voice and my personality”.

“I’ve definitely held back after a really tough year,” Wilson told Fox.

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However, just days after their conversation, Maher recorded the video of Wilson singing while she played with Maher’s daughter.

Wilson told Fox she “had no idea” Maher was taping her until Maher showed the clip to Wilson.

Maher told Fox, “I said, ‘Delaney, you have to hear what I hear. You have 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 way it 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 that 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 had 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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She also hinted to Fox that she “had many options,” although she said she couldn’t go into details.

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. “

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