Viral video of woman singing "Shallow" from "A Star Is Born," which impressed viewers.

Charlotte Awbery's Subway "Shallow" Performance

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Charlotte Awbery's Subway "Shallow" Video refers to a viral video of a woman who, when approached by a comedian to finish the lyrics to "Shallow" from A Star Is Born, gave a stirring performance of the song. The clip grew popular on social media as viewers were impressed by Awberry's voice.


On February 16th, 2020, comedian Kevin Freshwater posted a video wherein he approaches strangers and challenges them to complete lyrics on the spot. At the end of his video, he approached a woman and challenged her to complete the lyrics to "Shallow" by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born. The woman gave a stirring performance of the song. The clip gained over 17 million views on Facebook.[1]


On February 18th, 2020, an isolated version of the clip featuring just the woman was posted to Twitter by user @antspats2, gaining over 1.12 million likes (shown below). In the ensuing thread, the user identified the woman as Charlotte Awbery.[3] The same clip was posted to Freshwater's Instagram on February 20th, 2020, gaining over 555,000 views.[2]

After the video began going viral on Twitter, users began looking through Awbery's Instagram and commenting upon their admiration for her. User @FonzFranc[4] wrote that they were "ready to stan" if they were sure Awberry didn't have a racist past, gaining over 34,000 retweets and 259,000 likes (shown below, left). User @YaUpperBody[5] posted pictures of Awberry at a wedding, commenting, "why she eat up the bride like this!?!" gaining over 18,000 retweets and 200,000 likes (shown below, right).

@fonzfranc Have we done a screening for racism? l'm ready to stan. IG: Taetachip @Taetachip · Feb 19 Queen of Pop, Charlotte 6:27 PM · Feb 19, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

Awberry's new viral fame was covered by Today,[6] Buzzfeed,[7] Popcrave,[8] and others. Jokes about her fame were covered by the Daily Dot.[9]

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Charlotte Awbery Official @AwberyCharlotte Hi Twitter @gagasyuyi charlotte awbery.. she is the moment. we have no choice but to STAN 9:53 PM · Feb 18, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone My Name Is James @_JamesGtfo So in A Star Is Born Ally sings Shallow at a random concert and it goes viral kickstarting her career. Charlotte Awbery was randomly asked to sing Shallow in public and the clip is now going viral. Life imitates art Anthony | Lady Gaga News @antpats2 · Feb 18 This guy challenged strangers to 'finish the lyrics' and this woman passing by started belting out Shallow like she was performing at the Oscars, literally flawless T: Kevin Freshwater Show this thread 0:36 24.3M views 9:59 AM · Feb 19, 2020 · Twitter for iPad

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