Cork mother 'totally blown away' after duet with daughter goes viral

Cork mother 'totally blown away' after duet with daughter goes viral
Maria Hurley and her daughter Mia have gone viral on Facebook after uploading a video of them singing together.

A Cork woman and her daughter have captured a lovely moment on camera and taken Facebook by storm with their voices in the process.

Maria Hurley and her daughter Mia have racked up an impressive 9.7k views on their latest video after an initial video of them singing together was uploaded to the social media platform by her friend Hilda Crowley Hourigan.

Ms Hurley said that the first video of them singing Calum Scott’s You Are The Reason was just on spec at a friends house but that they were “totally blown away” by the response and the amount of likes, comments and shares on the video.

“I thought it would be just a few family and friends who would see it and I just couldn’ believe it so I said we’ll do one more. I thought people would just like it for the sake of it because they know us but then it just took off and when we did the second one then I was gobsmacked that it got so many views it was really amazing, the power of social media,” Ms Hurley said.

The second video of them singing I Know Him So Well by Barbara Dickson and Elaine Paige was uploaded on Wednesday last and currently stands at 9.7k views.

Ms Hurley has been singing all her life and was in a choir from a young age. She said she got her singing from her parents and sings with her father and is a member of two-piece band Platform 2 and Heavenly Harmony Wedding Singers.

She said that she has been bribing her 15-year-old daughter who is just starting out to sing with her on camera.

“I always wanted to do something with her and I said “will we just chance it?” and I finally got her to do it.” She said that Mia who had been taking dance lessons at Montfort College of Performing Arts before Covid-19 hit loves to sing and is constantly listening to her idols Little Mix.

“I think we’ll do more because there have been comments to say keep them coming so we might try one or two more and see how we get on.

“It is lovely to have something like that even for later on to say you did something with her,” Ms Hurley said.

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