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Young Irish singing sensation 'turned down The Ellen Show'

The 12-year-old girl who went viral last week for busking on Grafton Street in Dublin reportedly turned down an opportunity to appear on The Ellen Show.

Allie Sherlock, from Cork, received over 1.2 million views on Facebook for her performance of Ed Sheeran's 'Supermarket Flowers'.

However, the Douglas native said that she enjoys performing solely as a hobby, and wants to work in childcare rather than have a career on the stage.

"I don't want it to be a professional career but I'd like to do it, just as a hobby. I'd like to do childcare because my auntie owns a creche," she told the Evening Echo.

"I want to keep practising all the time and singing and so it's like a hobby really. Maybe I'll do weddings. I'd like to see what happens in the future before deciding anything."

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Allie's father Mark went on to say that the talented musician was contacted by The Ellen Show, one of the biggest chat shows in America, but they turned the opportunity down.

"There's been a few people on to us about different things. She had the Ellen Show in America contact her but she's only 12 and she just enjoys a bit of busking.

"My main thing is that Allie continues to be Allie because she's a child. She enjoys her singing and as soon as it isn't fun anymore, that would be the end of it.

"Her plan is to do childcare, she would love that. Music is second. She might go to college and maybe head into town busking and earn herself a few quid."

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