11-year-old blind girl's cover of Wrecking Ball is a YouTube hit

A blind 11-year-old girl is fast becoming an Internet sensation with her rendition of Miley Cyrus' hit "Wrecking Ball," reading the lyrics from Braille.

The girl appeared in a three-and-a-half-minute video on YouTube, belting out the lines while her left hand "read" sheets of paper containing the lyrics.

"She is Joyce Jimenez, 11 years old from Barangay Luzon, Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental," said George Doton, who uploaded the video last Oct. 23.

Many of those who left comments on the video indicated they were impressed, one of whom even commenting that she was "better than the original."

Others praised the girl for her "awesome" rendition and said she "deserves the limelight."

Even tech site Mashable lauded the girl for belting out the song "with a voice more powerful than, well, a wrecking ball."

"Move over, Miley — this girl is coming for your spot on the charts," wrote Mashable's Nehe Prakash.

As of 4 a.m. Tuesday, the video has had 413,240 views, with 8,008 likes and 111 dislikes.

A separate report on Gulf News said the video has also gained at least 60,000 likes on Facebook and 20,000 shares on Twitter. — TJD, GMA News

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