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The 12-year-old girl who went viral for busking on Grafton Street turned down The Ellen Show

“She just enjoys a bit of busking,” says Allie Sherlock’s dad. Fair play!

LAST WEEK, A video of 12-year-old Allie Sherlock busking on Grafton Street took over Facebook.

The Corkonian reached over one million people with her cover of Ed Sheeran’s Supermarket Flowers, and became a viral sensation.

Allie told the Evening Echo newspaper that she has been playing guitar for over three years, spending an hour practising each day.

However, she says it’s more of a hobby for her, and she’s not interested in pursuing it as a professional career:

I’d like to do childcare because my auntie owns a creche… Maybe I’ll [sing at] weddings. I’d like to see what happens in the future before deciding.

13620973_1075710049144891_245670512819476471_n Source: Facebook/Allie Sherlock

It’s for this reason, her father Mark says, that she turned down an offer from one of the biggest names in telly: Ellen DeGeneres.

He wants Allie to just enjoy her music without any pressure:

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.

It sounds like she has a very sensible head on her shoulders. Well done Allie!

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