In March 2016, Latter-day Saint Musicians introduced the cute and adorable four-year-old Claire Ryann Crosby from Seattle, Washington to our audience when we featured a YouTube video of her singing one of her favorite hymns, “Gethsemane” written by Roger and Melanie Hoffman. As of early February 2017, the video has been viewed more than 4.8 million times.
However, Claire has been a Deseret News favorite, as well as a favorite of listeners and a YouTube sensation, since her parents posted a video of her singing “Part of Your World” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid on 9 January 2016, and the video went viral. The video has thus far garnered more than 12 million views. Claire’s videos can be found on her YouTube channel called Claire and the Crosbys which currently has 191, 791 subscribers with over 34 million video views.
Claire’s immense talents as a young performer have not gone unnoticed. She and her father, Dave, who writes music for commercials and movies, recently appeared on The Ellen Show (Ellen DeGeneres) and sang a duet of “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Disney’s Toy Story. They were invited to be guests on the show after their video went viral with more than 150 million views. Per the Deseret News, during the interview, “Claire told Ellen DeGeneres that she has been singing “for like a week” and that her brother, Carson, is tall for a 2-year-old because “he just got lots of sleep and he loves bananas.” It was also announced that Claire will appear on Ellen’s show “Little Big Shots” which will air in April.
There is no doubt that this adorable little girl will be winning the hearts of people for many years to come. She has a unique aura about her that captivates people. Latter-day Saint Musicians looks forward to bringing you more exciting news about Claire Ryann Crosby and her career as it progresses.