A 12-year-old girl’s voice from Basingstoke goes viral after she sang Mariah Carey’s 1993 classic, ‘Hero’ to thank all NHS and key workers during the pandemic.

Jazmine Bolton, 12, from South Ham, performed the song on Facebook live at 8pm for the ‘Clap for Carers’ on Thursday, April 9 outside her home.

The video was posted three hours later and had been viewed by 70,000 people in less than 24 hours.

Jazmine told the Gazette: “Both of my uncles are key workers; one works in a pharmacy and the other is a delivery driver as well as a few aunties who are nurses.

“I thought it would be nice to sing to them as they are doing so much.

“This was the best song to sing because they are heroes. Since I was little, I’ve loved singing and have always wanted to be a superstar.

“I was overwhelmed and blown away by the reaction on social media and did not expect it at all. My mum ran into my room and told me I had 6,000 views after just a few hours of the video being posted. My mum and I were dancing around the house.”

Jazmine spent most of Wednesday practising the song for the NHS ‘Clap for Carers.’

She has previously sung at the Wellington Social Club in Winklebury and has performed at some weddings.

Jazmine’s mum, Lindsey Wilson, 34, said: “I have videos of my daughter singing from the age of one. Last year, she applied for the Voice Kids UK and got through.

“She was on Jessie J’s team and got through to the show last year. She has always sung at home to family members. I noticed her talent from a young age, and she has always been in tune.

“Jessie J said how amazing and natural her voice is. Jazmine will always be our star.”