Newark father, daughter's heartwarming 'Beauty and the Beast' duet

(Courtesy: Lance Horsley Music)

NEWARK, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- One of the most anticipated Disney movies in recent memory has an even more emotional connection locally, due to an unexpected duet with a father and his daughter.

Lance Horsley, 29, and 11-year-old daughter, Amore, covered the title song of the film in a video that was posted to Horsley's YouTube page last week.

The video, which was shot at Amore's school (Licking Valley Middle School), showed her wandering the hall into the school's library and leafing through books, which was an homage to featured character Belle's love for books.

Along with the two singing in tandem, there were clips taken from when Amore was younger, dressed as Cinderella singing "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes."

That was supposed to be Amore's lone part of the song and video. However, her father told ABC 6/FOX 28 the original version of him singing the song solo as he played acoustic guitar didn't sound right.

"I got done with the song and I wasn't super happy with it," he said.

So, he tried his mom's advice to include his daughter.

"She's super shy and would never sing in front of us," he said.

He managed to convince to try to the chorus and was pleasantly surprised.

"That was the best part," Horsley said, referring to the discovery of how well his daughter could sing.

He then called his brother and the video's photographer, Lincoln, to have him listen and she ended up singing the entire song.

Horsley, who said he's played the guitar since he was in second grade, began posting videos of cover songs to YouTube in December. Logan, Lance's younger brother and a big Disney fan, suggested he cover a Disney song. When he saw the trailer for Beauty and the Beast, he was sold, recalling how much loved it as a kid when he saw it in the movie theater with his family.

To see more of his work or find out more about Horsley, you can check out his YouTube channel, Facebook page, Instagram account, or his website.

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