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Viral sensation to play Cork shows

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 5:01pm

A young Cork singer who appeared on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ after one of her busking videos went viral is set to play Cyprus Avenue this Christmas.

13 year old Allie Sherlock from Douglas will perform two shows at the Cork venue on Thursday 27 December. There will be an early all-ages matinee show at 3pm on the day, followed by an over-18s gig at 7.30pm.

The young teenager’s shows come after a year which saw her appear on the US chat show ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ and sign a multi-year record deal with singer Ryan Tedder.

Sherlock was invited onto the show after her cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Supermarket Flowers’ went viral, later reaching nearly nine million views on YouTube.

The video, recorded on Dublin’s Grafton Street, alerted the young singer to the world, winning her fans from the UK to the US and Indonesia.

Following her US TV appearance, Sherlock revealed she had signed a five-year, three-album record deal connected with OneRepublic star Ryan Tedder.

She has since been seen recording across the pond with the pop star, who has written for the likes of Adele, Ed Sheeran and Beyonce.

It’s been quite a year for Sherlock, and with 2019 promising even more, a hometown show is the Christmas cherry on top.

Tickets for the Cyprus Avenue gigs are €15 and are available from the Old Oak, as well as from eventbrite.ie and cyprusavenue.ie.

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