Second-Grader's Viral YouTube Vid

By Susy Solis
|  Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010  |  Updated 7:00 PM CDT
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Susy Solis, NBCDFW.com

A North Texas second grader is on her way to superstardom after a video post on YouTube showing her singing has brought her fame.

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A 7-year-old Carrollton girl has found Internet fame via YouTube.

Rhema Marvanne, 7, is your typical second-grader. She likes playing with her friends and her Barbie dolls.

She's also a YouTube sensation.

When Rhema grabs a microphone and begins to belt out songs, you realize quickly she has a gift.

"I started singing since I started talking, but I didn't know good songs then," she said.

Her singing voice is a gift from her mother, Wendi Marvanne Voraritskul, who was a gospel singer before she died in 2008 after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer.

"She would sing me to sleep," Rhema said. "I miss being with her."

Her singing career began after her father, Teton Voraritskul, posted a video of her singing "Amazing Grace." The video went viral within days.

Since then, she and her father make it point to help others, such as singing at a concert to help raise money to build a cancer center in a small town.

"They can't really afford a cancer center and the patients would have to travel a couple of hours to do chemo and a couple hours back, and I know how taxing that is," Voratiskul said.

His daughter now sings gospel to large crowds at concerts, churches, conventions and other events.

"I feel like I'm blessing people," she said.

She is working on a Christmas album that is set to be released in October. She has also been booked to sing the national anthem at Cowboys Stadium during the Cowboys vs. Miami preseason game Sept. 2.

Get More: www.rhemamarvanne.com.

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