A local teenager’s debut YouTube video has today received its 100th view. Every single one of those views was by her mother.
Edwina Ipus, 19, uploaded an acoustic guitar cover of Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ on the 5th of February, just over a month ago. Since then her mother, Joanne Caster, has viewed the video several times each day.
“I’m so proud of my daughter,” Caster says. “She doesn’t have many friends, and she isn’t the best at things like uni, but she’s so talented! You really should watch it. I’ll send you the link.”
Several of Caster’s friends ‘liked’ the link when she shared it on Facebook, but none have yet clicked to watch. This is not to say they’ve not seen the video, however, as Caster unfailingly shows it on her iPad whenever friends visit her home.
One such friend, who did not wish to be identified, rolled her eyes when asked about the video. “The girl’s tone deaf.”
Ipus is expected to release a cover of P!nk’s ‘So What’ next week.