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This Young Irish Busker Drew A Crowd With Her Cover Of Ed Sheeran's 'Supermarket Flowers'

Allie Sherlock wowed Dublin.

"I am 11 years old and I just love to sing," reads Allie Sherlock's Facebook description. The young Irish singer shares that love with the public by busking on the streets of Dublin and posting videos of her performances online.

Allie, who is from Cork, set up her microphone on Grafton Street this past weekend and performed a gorgeous cover of Ed Sheeran's "Supermarket Flowers." A large crowd gathered around to listen, with some passersby dropping money into her guitar case. Allie thanked everyone for stopping on Facebook, writing that "it makes it so much nicer for me."

The song is one of the more moving tracks on Ed Sheeran's most recent album Divide. It's sung from the perspective of his mother as she grieves the loss of her own mother — Sheeran's grandmother. Allie captured the emotion of the song beautifully, accompanied by a simple acoustic guitar.

Since being posted to Facebook on Monday, video of Allie's performance has received more than 600,000 views and 20,000 reactions. "Such a talented young lady," wrote one commenter. Others pointed out what an appropriate location Grafton Street was, since Sheeran mentions it in his song "Galway Girl."

We have a feeling Sheeran would be very impressed.


Watch Allie's amazing performance below:

(H/T: Just Jared)

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