Seven years ago we were blessed with the adorable duo of Sophia Grace and her cousin Rosie McClelland, who brought us their rendition of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass”.
McClelland, now 12, has come a long way from her shy backup vocals and has just released her a new music video for her latest single “LaLa”.
“I didn’t know I could fly till I found wings/Didn’t think I could speak till my heart sang,” the lyrics go. “Now I hear a little voice inside of me/And it’s going like LaLa, LaLa, La.”
Speaking with E! News, McClelland said, “I want to encourage others to find their own wings and follow their dreams through my music!”
One day the young singer hopes to open for Beyoncé or Lady Gaga, but she calls Taylor Swift and Katy Perry her “role models.”
“I love Taylor Swift for always being a positive role model. She wears the best outfits that always consist of glitter and I once told her how much I love glitter!” she said. “Katy Perry is just the ultimate. She has always been so kind to me and Sophia and she even sent me stuff from her clothing line.”
McClelland and Grace rose to fame with the help of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, who featured the young singers and then had them as correspondents for numerous red carpets.
“We used to make up funny little songs backstage before we went live on stage. We also use to run around the studio and spy on other celebrities,” Rosie recalled of her time on the show. “We once peeped through the gap in the door of Jennifer Lopez’s changing room!”
McClelland still tries to maintain a normal childhood in the United Kingdom. She added, “I go to a main stream school and I absolutely love it. I travel to Los Angeles mostly on school breaks. It’s hard to juggle but I love school so much and would never want to leave my friends behind!”