12-Year-Old Could Be The Next Ed Sheeran After ‘Hallelujah’ Street Performance

12-Year-Old Could Be The Next Ed Sheeran After ‘Hallelujah’ Street Performance

Two young people, one of whom, given his talent and appearance, bears a striking resemblance to a massively popular musician, put on a remarkable street performance.

Doing anything in a public format, where people can offer opinions and criticism, can be nerve-racking. Those feelings of fear and anxiety can be so overwhelming that it gets to the point where people develop a fear of performing in public. It can keep people from using their God-given talents to reach their full potential. 

Luckily, Allie Sherlock and 12-year-old Fionn Wheelan have not been deterred by any negative feedback they may have received. In a video posted on YouTube, the youngsters perform a duet on the side of a busy street to Leonard Cohen’s hit from the 1980s, “Hallelujah.”

During the 5-and-a-half-minute clip, Allie plays the bass guitar and sings. She is joined by Fionn, a young redheaded child, who helps Allie out by providing vocals. She gets their performance started by strumming on her guitar and singing the first verse and the tune’s memorable but simple chorus.

Then, Fionn joins in, singing the second verse by himself. The young man, from the moment he opens his mouth and starts singing, will have most people shocked and baffled. His voice is stunning and has a terrific, soothing and professional-sounding tone. 

It's rather hard to believe that a voice that is so mature and pleasant is coming from someone so young. Some may even, as the video’s title does, draw comparisons between Fionn and music superstar Ed Sheeran. The clip’s title declares that “’12 year old young Ed Sheeran’ is the new Ed.”

Whether the young man goes on to have a career like Ed Sheeran is unclear at this point. But what is clear to anyone with a working set of ears is that Allie and Fionn’s street performance is outstanding! The several dozen people who have gathered to take in the show also agree, as they give the pair a well-deserved round of applause. 

Ephesians 5:19 “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;”

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