TODAY'S PAPER
Broken Clouds 46° Good Morning
Broken Clouds 46° Good Morning
NewsNation

Johanna Colon, 6, channels Aretha Franklin during dance recital performance of 'Respect'

Johanna Colon, a sassy 6-year-old from Raleigh, North

Johanna Colon, a sassy 6-year-old from Raleigh, North Carolina channels the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin during her dance recital. Photo Credit: YouTube / Elissa Colon

"R-E-S-P-E-C-T find out what it means to --" Johanna? 

This sassy 6-year-old from Raleigh, North Carolina, channeled singer and musician Aretha Franklin during her dance recital performance of  "Respect." Now, a video of Johanna Colon's recital has had more than 25 million Facebook views since her mom shared it Sunday.

"She is trending! My phone has been going nuts! I cannot believe any of this!" her mom, Elissa M. Colon wrote on Facebook.

Colon mom said on the NBC "Today Show" that her daughter didn't even know who Aretha Franklin was, even if her performance has made the Internet think otherwise.

Johanna took to the stage with two other tiny dancers. At center stage, Johanna shook her hips and waved her finger with an attitude only the Queen of Soul herself could rock.

She helped guide the other two dancers through the routine, who seemed to be a bit more nervous than Johanna. By the end of the song, the sold-out crowd of more than 400 people were up on their feet cheering Johanna on, Colon said on the "Today Show."

Johanna hopes to be famous one day, her mom says, but doesn't understand that she has already gone viral.

"We told Johanna about it, and she's excited, but she really doesn't totally understand," Colon said on the "Today Show." "She was more excited that she had her last day of school and that she got ice cream for having a great report card."

To help her sassy daughter achieve her dream of fame, Colon is asking Facebook users to share her video.

"If you want her on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' you need to share, share, share!" she wrote.

News Photos and Videos