A daddy-daughter duo known on the internet as the Shaw Fam is going viral for a beautiful duet of Somewhere Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz.
They performed the song at an event in support of the Ronald McDonald Foundation, a charity that helps families get through difficult times involving the injury or illness of a child.
According to the video description, Mat and his daughter Savanna were “blessed by their resources while my sister Pennie Jean needed to stay in the hospital for several weeks.”
They chose to sing this song because they see it as a song of hope for a better tomorrow and a powerful message of belief and faith in a brighter future.
Mat and Savanna rose to prominence during the pandemic when Savanna started a social media account to keep in touch with her music friends. Being a shy person, she asked her dad to join her on the first song “The Prayer.”
When that video went viral, their popularity skyrocketed, leading them to release more music, with some singles even charting in the US and UK. They now have a worldwide following with over 500K subscribers.
This particular cover is also a hidden bonus track on their latest album Stand By Me which was released exclusively on CD.