Even in the middle of a pandemic, people recognize talent when they hear it!
Shoppers lined up outside of a Waitrose supermarket in Bracknell, England were delighted when shop employee Louise Crawford stepped outside with a karaoke machine to entertain them. They likely had no idea they were witnessing the birth of a new viral superstar!
Louise is a 29-year-old who has dabbled in the entertainment business previously. She even used to sing on cruise ships and hotels, but during the COVID-19 pandemic she’s been working at the welcome desk at the Waitrose near her home.
One day, with store patrons lined up outside waiting to get in, Assistant Team Manager Teresa Rae had the idea to send Louise outside to sing to keep their spirits up. She also streamed the performance live on Facebook. The moment Louise began to sing “Son of a Preacher Man” by Dusty Springfield it was clear that listeners were in for a treat.
Wearing her supermarket apron and a pair of sunglasses, Louise belted out the classic song along with favorites “Maggie May” by Rod Stewart and “Flashdance” by Irene Cara. The clips quickly went viral, and soon strangers from all over were calling on hit-makers like Simon Cowell to give this modest shop girl a record contract!
“I was a little nervous performing in front of my colleagues, but after the first song, I got such a great reaction,” Louise said. “It was an amazing feeling, and the response online has been incredible.”
Unfortunately, the store has decided not to do anymore street performances due to social distancing measures, but we’re sure we haven’t heard the last of this talented singer yet. What a unique way for her to start a promising musical career!
Watch Louise belting out “Son of a Preacher Man” in the video below, and don’t forget to share.
This is Louise Crawford, staff for Bracknell Waitrose, entertaining people waiting in queue to the store: pic.twitter.com/PqZYm7gB2W
— Bracknell News (@bracknellnews) April 10, 2020
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