High-flying Astrid leads roar for Jess
ASOUTHPORT singer got a whole easyJet plane of passengers clapping with her important announcemnt.
Nine-year-old Astrid Smith stood up in front of a plane full of holiday-goers in a bid to spread the message and garner support for a little girl fighting cancer.
In a video, posted on Twitter, the Voice Kids contestant is given the microphone by a cabin crew member. She then introduces herself and tells passengers that what she is about to do is “for Jess who is in her last couple of days of life”.
She then bursts into song with a rendition of Amy Whinehouse’s Valerie.
Wearing a #roarforjess T-shirt, the talented schoolgirl showed off her unique singing voice.
And, when it gets to the chorus, the crowd joins in, clapping along to the hit tune. The performance was in support of a little girl called Jess, who has been bravely battling neuroblastoma – a form of cancer – for seven years.
It is understood the 10-yearold is receiving end-of-life care and is in her final few days.
Alongside the video, which was shared on Astrid’s official Twitter account, a message reads: “Please RT to everyone you can think of and get #roarforjess around the world. @easyJet @ RoarForJess we did it and spread the message in the skies!!!
“Whoever you know tag them and get Jess trending.”
The video of Astrid, who is described as “the youngest Jazz and Blues singer in the UK” has been viewed almost 8,000 times since it was posted. And many have praised her performance.
Bret Lawson wrote: “This will be remembered as one of her defining moments, such a selfless act of kindness, love the shirt!”
Twitter user Wicatty wrote: “Oh well done Astrid! What a little star you are. Thank you and thanks to easyJet for helping you.”
Astrid, from Southport, took over the tannoy onboard an Easyjet flight and got everyone clapping