How have I not seen this little prodigy before?
Cleopatra Stratan, born in Moldova in 2002, is the daughter of a Moldovan-Romanian popular singer. While hanging out in the studio with her father while he was recording, she grabbed a mic and started singing along. Everyone was so impressed that they recorded her singing the lead vocals. And a star was born.
This is Cleopatra at 3 with her #1 Romanian hit “Ghita” (this is the English version) from her album La vârsta de trei ani (“At the age of 3”)
Here she is at 5 with Zunea-Zunea (English lyrics at the bottom of the video) from her album La vârsta de 5 ani (“At the age of 5”)
(Thank goodness they haven’t started her on the trashy stripper-esque pop “princess” track, and hopefully they never do.)