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Touching father and son Carpool Karaoke for Alzheimer’s Society goes viral

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A touching video of a father and son doing their own version of James Corden’s famous Carpool Karaoke has gone viral.

Corden started his videos on his Late Late Show, most recently performed by First Lady, Michelle Obama and Britney Spears, and they have become so popular that they may get a show of their own.

The sing-a-long between Simon McDermott, 40, and his father, Ted McDermott, 80, has raised thousands of pounds for Alzheimer’s Society.

Ted McDermott, a former Butlins Redcoat became known as The Songaminute Man during his career, for his ability to recall the lyrics of many songs off by heart. He was diagnosed with dementia in 2013.

The video sees the father and son duo driving around Blackburn as they sing along to Quando, Quando, Quando, word – and pitch- perfect.

The pair have recorded other videos which have all now racked-up thousands of views and, as a result, have helped raise more than £30,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society, via Simon McDermott’s Just Giving page.

“It’s gone crazy,” Simon tells the BBC.

“The song Quando, Quando, Quando has been really popular. People love it.”

“We've had messages from people all over the world saying the videos have brought them so much joy.”

McDermott revealed on Good Morning Britain that his father’s Alzheimer’s is at quite an advanced stage, saying:

“Dad's confused, he's started to forget who I am, and my mum as well,” but explains that since doing the Carpool Karaoke, he has been a lot more positive:

“Since we've been doing the music he's a lot happier, enjoying life a lot more.”

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