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Taylor Hatala, Edmonton's viral video star, wows Ellen show audience

10/03/2014 10:06 EDT | Updated 12/03/2014 05:59 EST
It’s doubtful that 11-year-old Taylor Hatala knew she’d be dancing for an international audience of millions when she and her choreographer were filmed dancing along to NickiMinaj’s hit song Anaconda last week.

In the video, Taylor and Laurence Kaiwai ooze attitude as they perform for a crowd at Edmonton’s KORE dance studio.

Since the video was posted to YouTube, it has been viewed nearly eight million times and counting — but Taylor’s rising star didn’t stop there.

After the video went viral, she and Kaiwai were invited to LosAngeles to perform their moves on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The studio audience went wild as the pair repeated their sassy performance — and they weren’t the only ones. Television host and radio personality Ryan Seacrest tweeted out his compliments after the show.

Minaj herself shared Taylor’s video on her own Facebook page last week.

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