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3-year-old star of 'Little Mermaid' video sings song about Christ for Easter

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SALT LAKE CITY — An adorable 3-year-old fell in love with a song about Jesus Christ after her grandma introduced it to her, and now others are falling in love with her singing it.

According to her dad, Claire Ryann adores singing and she wowed online audiences earlier this year with her video of a song from “The Little Mermaid.”

For Easter, little Claire impressively sings a song called “Gethsemane” and looks beautiful while doing it.

“She knows tons of other Disney songs, but she just really wanted to do this one, which is awesome and it worked out really nice,” said Dave Crosby, her father.

The small but talented performer has a great memory, according to her dad. When she hears a song that she likes, she will ask what it is, then she’ll ask to play it again.

She asked to hear “Gethsemane” nonstop for a few days, and soon she was singing every word perfectly, her dad said.

“She talks about Jesus all the time,” Crosby said. “Anytime something good happens to her, she always says, ‘I’m so glad Heavenly Father let this happen to me.'”

Her dad said they teach Claire a lot about Christ. The video has received overwhelmingly positive feedback, he said. People have sent messages to Claire and said her video brought them hope.

“Our whole message was just to remember Christ, especially during Easter time,” Crosby said.

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