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People Want Jesy From Little Mix To Be The Crab In New Little Mermaid

People Want Jesy From Little Mix To Be The Crab In New Little Mermaid

Jesy Nelson is famous for two things - 1) singing in Little Mix and 2) that Jamaican accent video.

You know the one. When the clip of her attempting the accent as part of a challenge hit YouTube back in 2014, it went viral and is now considered to be one of the best/worst impressions of all time.

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It's also the reason a select few people are calling for the bosses over at Disney to cast the singer as Sebastian crab in The Little Mermaid live-action remake.

Just imagine what a treat her rendition of 'Under the Sea' would sound like.

The idea all started when Twitter user @Spilling_The_T wrote: "Congratulations to Jesy from Little Mix who has been cast as the Jamaican crab Sebastian in The Little Mermaid."

It might have started out as a joke, but it looks like loads of people are on board with the idea.

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"The RIGHT woman for the job," wrote one user, while another said, "I would go see that cast in a heartbeat."

Credit: Instagram/Jesy Nelson
Credit: Instagram/Jesy Nelson

One wrote: "To this day I have no idea what she was trying to say." A second chimed in with, "What was she even tryna say... it still haunts me to this day."

Funnily enough, turns out this whole viral clip is just one massive misunderstanding - or at least that's what Jesy claims to be true.

Speaking to the Huffington Post, when asked if she found the footage annoying, the singer replied: "Oh my god, the most! So much. It isn't my Jamaican accent, it's annoying."

She explained: "The fan edited it as though it was my Jamaican accent, I actually do a Jamaican accent! That's not even a Jamaican accent, they just cut off my accent and said that was my Jamaican accent."

What Jesy was really saying was the term 'bardegne', a sound the Little Mix girls use when they're feeling stumped.

"We were filming today and she [Jade] was on the tannoy and she forgot her little script and just went [Jesy does the non-Jamaican accent accent]!" She added. "We do it all the time but for some reason that bit was hilarious. I'll never live it down."

So there you have it - that video should never have been as funny as it is. But what does this all mean for the future of Jesy as Sebastian? Could it ever happen? It's unlikely, sure, but not totally out of the realms of possibility.

Speaking of The Little Mermaid, Terry Crews recently put himself forward as a potential for the role of King Triton.

Terry Crews and Jesy Nelson starring alongside each other to sing 'Under the Sea'? I'd pay good money to see that.

Topics: Entertainment, Disney, Little Mix, Terry Crews, US Entertainment

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]

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