No one was prepared for what five-year-old Sophie Fatu had in store. When she stepped up to the microphone, the crowd smiled politely, expecting her to belt a catchy pop tune or sing her favorite cartoon theme song. But as soon as she began to reprise Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon,” every mouth in the crowd dropped open.
The recording of Sophie’s rendition has already gone viral, softening the hearts of people across the world. But don’t take our word for it. Watch the video for yourself, and prepare to hold back tears.
Frank Sinatra made “Fly Me to the Moon” such a popular hit. However, the song’s history begins years before Sinatra ever heard it.
Songwriter Bart Howard penned it in 1954. However, when he first wrote it, he called the lyrics “In Other Words” instead of “Fly Me to the Moon.” A few months later, actress Kaye Ballard recorded it.
At jazz venues all over America, the song took off like wildfire. Frank Sinatra was sitting in one of these clubs when he heard it for the first time and immediately knew that he had to try it himself.
Within a few months after its release, his signature version of “Fly Me to the Moon” hit the top of the charts and stayed there. To this day, it’s one of the most popular Sinatra hits.
His beautiful rendition really resonated with young Sophie, who immediately knew that she had to try her own hand at his song. As her family cheered her name, she shyly approached the microphone and began to sing. The crowd’s reaction speaks for itself.
Just like when Sinatra sang it decades ago, people across the world are falling in love with Sophie’s rendition of the song. She clearly has a bright musical career.
Listen to the gorgeous song for yourself in the video below, and prepare to be amazed.