Have You Seen This? Daddy-daughter duo recreate 'Tangled' lantern scene

Posted June 14, 2016

CORONA — Remember the darling little 3-year-old who had our hearts when she sang a sweet rendition of “Part of Your World” from the Disney classic “The Little Mermaid?” Much to our delight, she’s back, and this time she’s singing a duet.

Claire Ryann Crosby and her dad, Dave Crosby make the perfect Rapunzel and Flynn Rider in this recreation of the lantern scene from the 2010 Disney hit “Tangled.”

“Claire wanted to sing together,” Dave said in a behind-the-scenes video about the recording of “See the Light.”

“Yeah, because if daddy didn’t sing the boy part, then who would sing the boy part?” Claire added.

Dave said he laid down the guitar tracks at night while Claire was asleep and then the two of them practiced and learned the entire song together. He recorded his vocals beforehand so Claire could hear him in her headphones while she did her part.

The daddy-daughter duo really nailed the recreation of the iconic Disney ballad and even had a chameleon on set to play Rapunzel’s sidekick Pascal, even though it made Claire a little unsure.

“I was a little bit nervous because I was afraid he would stick his tongue out and try to grab me,” Claire said.

Claire’s “Little Mermaid” video that was released in January went viral, notching nearly 10 million views. Its popularity was so widespread, it even got Claire a part in a movie.

According to a Facebook post on the Claire Ryann page, the video captured the attention of a casting director, and she had the opportunity to play Shirley McClaine’s granddaughter in a movie being released in 2017.

“We weren’t surprised, she loved acting on set and making lots of new friends in the process,” the post said. “It was an incredible experience for our littlest mermaid to work alongside Shirley MacLaine!”


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