Delaney Wilson has gone viral! And it all started with being secretly filmed by her employer Nicki Maher while singing out the lyrics of ‘Part of Your World’ from The Little Mermaid. Wilson had been hired as a babysitter, and the singing moment had transpired while playing Barbie dolls with Nicki’s daughter.
A big thanks to her angelic voice, Delaney Wilson, 18, has become a viral sensation.
43-Year-Old Nicki, with the teen’s permission, shared the clip to TikTok, where it has been viewed over 12million times. “This is our babysitter,” Nicki could be heard whispering at the beginning of the video. The overlaid text of the clip reads: “I’m trying to encourage her to put her voice out there more.”
Her employer, Nicki Maher secretly filmed Wilson while singing ‘Part of Your World’ from The Little Mermaid.
@nickiunplugged@delaneyreneemusic so happy you’re in our world ##disney ##singer ##mom ##babysitter ##thevoice
It continued: “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!!! Her voice legit makes me cry.” Over 100K people have commented on the clip, with many applauding Wilson of Somerset, Massachusetts, for her talent.
Instantly, it went viral and indeed Wilson got so much love and support.
“She should work as a Disney princess,” was one comment many people agreed with.
“She should work as a Disney princess.” One person wrote. Another said: “That’s a Disney voice if I ever heard one.” A third requested that Wilson sing ‘Reflection’ from Mulan, and YES, Nicki shared a follow-up clip of her performance. In an interview with Fox News, Nicki claimed she had been aware of her babysitter’s incredible voice, adding that one of her friends taught Wilson at the local school and mentioned how talented she was.
It turned out, Wilson had struggled with negative criticisms about her singing voice and persona.
Wilson’s voice literally made Nicki cry. So adorable!
Nicki, the mom-of-two, told Fox that she had previously asked Wilson why she didn’t post more clips of her singing on social media. “That’s when she said to me, ‘I overthink, and I never feel like I sound good enough, and I don’t always feel confident in the way I look. And it just broke my heart.” So far, both Wilson and Nicki are startled that the clip went viral the way it did, but of course, it’s been life-changing for the teen.
A fan asked Wilson to sing ‘Reflection’ from Mulan, and she delivered!
@nickiunpluggedReply to @zzzachariah The response you guys have been waiting for @disney ##vocals ##singingbabysitter ##mulan @delaneyreneemusic
Wilson is startled that the clip went viral the way it did and it’s been life-changing for her.
However, the positive comments were precisely what Wilson, 18, needed after struggling with negative criticisms about her singing voice and persona. In particular, this comes after she learned she had been accepted to her dream school: Berklee College of Music. In a clip on TikTok, Wilson recorded the moment she discovered she had gotten in. Nicki stated she cried after watching it.