A toddler’s unique version of a classic country song is our must-see video of the week. Why? Because her pure passion for the song is beyond adorable.
Come and see why this little girl is stealing the show (and even the heart of Dolly Parton herself) with her viral video.
Toddler’s Tune Hits All the Right Notes
Dolly Parton’s classic 1974 song, “Jolene” has been covered by a number of up-and-coming and famous singers in the past. But none have been quite as enthusiastic or energetic as little Sophia.
As Sophia is preoccupied playing, she happily belts out the first two lines of the song over and over again, unaware anyone is filming her. Sure, it may sound like she’s saying “Darling” over and over again, but there’s no mistaking the tune of the classic song.
At first we only get a glimpse of the little girl’s back but as her mother gets closer, you can see Sophia has whole-heartedly embraced the song as she closes her eyes and belts out the words.
She even manages to hit some of the higher notes, a pretty decent feat for a two-year-old!
The Next Generation of Dolly
Sophia’s mum, Brooke Kingsley, posted the video on her Facebook and YouTube page and it has been seen by millions of people so far.
Brooke explains that her little girl was talking and singing before she could walk and has an uncanny ability to hear a song once or twice and recall all of the lyrics. In fact, the first time Sophia heard “Jolene” was on an episode of The Voice just two months ago when Dolly and Miley Cyrus teamed up to sing the classic hit.
“She loved it so much that she kept singing it for days,” says Kingsley .
What Did Dolly Have to Say?
The video even captured the attention of Dolly Parton, who took to Twitter to share the video and reach out to the adorable tot writing, “It warms my heart to see how music reaches the littlest fans!”
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) 24 January 2017
Sure, toddlers may drive us to the brink of insanity and back, but you have to admit, they really do make the world a more interesting (and musical place). Have a look at why the toddler age is such a great one right here.