Do you have a go-to karaoke song? Perhaps it’s a song that you pull out of your back pocket that you know SLAYS the room.


For this 58-year-old woman from Rhode Island, Mary Halsey’s silver bullet is “Work It”, and her rendition has even received the praise of Missy Elliott.


“Wait I just found out I have a funky white sister,” – Missy Elliott


Not only does Mary keep up with the tricky lyrics – including the backwards ones – she even adds the sound effects.




Missy then gave a follow-up shout-out to the woman in the background of the clip too:




With 6 million views on Facebook alone, Mary Halsey is gaining viral stardom:





And now the original:





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