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British schoolgirl becomes internet sensation for doing Taylor Swift impression: watch

Sharnaz Shahid

A British seven-year-old girl has become an internet sensation thanks to her Taylor Swift impersonation on a TV show in the Philippines. Xiamara Sophia Vigor - otherwise known as Xia - took part in a children's version of the country's look-a-like talent show Your Face Sounds Familiar where she performed Taylor Swift's 2008 classic, You Belong With Me.

The clip, which has been viewed on YouTube more than one million times, sees the young Filipino-British star stun the audience as she performs the lively number dressed in a white marching band uniform, which she then removes to unveil a glitzy mini-dress.

After her performance, Xia took to her official Instagram account and wrote: "I just did what I love to do and magical things started to happen."

Her father Alan, who is a qualified civil engineer in Exmouth, has since revealed how "proud" he is of his daughter. Despite being separated from her mother Christy, the pair remain on good terms. "I am incredibly proud," he told MailOnline. "She performs amazingly and she's become a really big star on TV here in the Philippines."

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Xiamara Sophia Vigor stunned viewers as she performed Taylor Swift's You Belong With Me

"I'm not sure where her ability comes from. I used to play guitar and sing with her when she was young but her mother comes from a very musical family as well and we were always singing to our kids," he added.

This isn't the first time Xia found success on TV. In 2015, she won the Philippines' Mini Me child talent competition for her rendition of Selena Gomez's Love You Like A Love Song.

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