A mother and daughter have charmed the internet by taking it back to the ‘90s for a viral duet.
On Wednesday, Juanita Bompart, a children’s book author and singer-songwriter known as Jita online, tweeted a video of herself singing with her 15-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Kathryn Bompart. Their song choice was a bit of a throwback; they sang “Impossible” from the 1997 TV movie “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.” The sweet mother-daughter moment has been retweeted more than 8,000 times as of Friday afternoon.
Juanita told The Huffington Post that she and her daughter recorded the video in January and that music is a “huge part” of their lives. They have both written and recorded songs that are available on iTunes and Amazon.
“Growing up in a house around singing parents, Elizabeth sang as well from the time she could make sounds,” Juanita said.
The proud mom said that the song “Impossible” has special meaning for her and her daughter because it “confirms that nothing is impossible.”
“It was the special remake with the first African-American Cinderella and Fairy Godmother, which were undoubtedly well played by Brandy and Whitney Houston,” Juanita said. “Again, proving that anything is possible!”
Juanita said the reaction to the video has been “indescribable.” Aside from getting thousands of retweets, their duet racked up more than 94,000 views in a day on the Facebook page Because of Them We Can.
The mom and daughter hope to share more clips of their performances in the future and maybe even travel to spread their music.
“Given the opportunity, we would sing and share beautiful music forever!” Juanita said.
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