Published: 00:01, 17 July 2018
| Updated: 10:28, 17 July 2018
A Sittingbourne mum is poised to become an internet sensation with a video of her performing smash hit movie theme tune This is Me in sign language.
Becki Breiner, 36, has been deaf since she was three years old when she slipped on some grass and crashed into a barbecue.
Hot coals rained down on her face, neck and shoulders. One slipped into her ear and burned her eardrum.
Video: Becki Breiner has recorded This is Me
The mum-of-two, of Bale Grove, Kemsley, explained: “Over the years, I have learned to lip read but then I decided to learn British Sign Language (BSL).
“I have been going to an evening school for the past two years but I was having trouble remembering it. So I put it to music.”
Now her emotional performance of This is Me, from the movie The Greatest Showman, has picked up 4,000 views in less than a week.
Mrs Breiner, who works at Medway Maritime Hospital, said: “I recorded it for my Facebook page but now it has been uploaded to YouTube and has had a massive impact.
“It has just escalated. I am a little overwhelmed.”
The video has been so popular Nikki Smash, lead singer with Brighton band The Rocket Dolls, has asked her to record one of their own songs, Deadhead, in BSL.
Mrs Breiner said: “I can’t believe a band has asked to cover one of their songs. It is awesome.”
She has also recorded Hold Back The River by James Bay, Katy Perry’s Roar and I’ll Be There For You by Jess Glynne.
But her favourite is This Is Me.
She said: “It’s a marvellous song and sums up everything I stand for. It makes me very emotional and allows me to express myself. I love music but I don’t sing.
“I am as tone deaf as a cat being swung by its tail!”
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