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Normal People star Paul Mescal delighted after Sia compliments hidden talent

The actor has turned his hand to music.

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Paul Mescal as Connell (BBC/Element/Enda Bowe/PA)

Paul Mescal as Connell (BBC/Element/Enda Bowe/PA)

Paul Mescal as Connell (BBC/Element/Enda Bowe/PA)

Normal People star Paul Mescal has shared his delight after Sia praised a video of him covering her song Chandelier.

The Irish actor, 24, posted a video of his piano-led rendition of the pop star’s 2014 hit on Instagram last week.

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sia, 44, later reshared the video on her own page, and said she was watching the hit BBC Three series.

She wrote: “I’m watching Normal People right now and you’re incredible in it.

“And now this! Congratulations and hope to meet one day!”

Responding to her post, Mescal told his fans: “Lads Sia shared this!! Holy God!”

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The BBC adaption of Sally Rooney’s 2018 novel has become one of the most talked-about shows of the year, with viewers rapt by the complicated love story of Mescal’s Connell and Daisy Edgar-Jones’s Marianne.

Mescal recently revealed he was isolating alone at his home in east London, having moved in about two weeks before the start of lockdown.

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Sia performs at V Festival (Joe Giddens/PA)

Sia performs at V Festival (Joe Giddens/PA)

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Sia performs at V Festival (Joe Giddens/PA)

Normal People recently drove BBC Three to its best week for programme requests on the iPlayer.

BBC Three earned more than 21.8 million requests in the seven-day period after the TV adaptation became available on Sunday April 26.

The programme received 16.2 million requests in its first week, with nearly five million from 16 to 34-year-olds.


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