Jesy Nelson is the peoples choice to play Sebastian in The Little Mermaid

Jesy Nelson's Jamaican accent

An iconic moment in online history (Picture: YouTube)

Jesy Nelson is no doubt a talented woman, being one quarter of Little Mix and therefore part of some of biggest bops of the last five years.

But we reckon that one of her more embarrassing moments could lead to her big screen debut.

People are calling for the 28-year-old to be cast as Sebastian in The Little Mermaid live-action remake, and it is the most iconic suggestion yet.

You will remember from 2014 that Jesy has a rather interesting Jamaican accent, making her the perfect choice – or, lets face it, the funniest choice – to play King Tritons Jamaican crab servant.

In a video that is still one of our favourite things on the interent, Jesy was tasked with impersonating a Jamaican accent, and what came out of her mouth – Balegdeh – became an instant viral classic.

And after the announcement that Halle Bailey will play Ariel in The Little Mermaid, the idea that Jesy should take the place of voice actor Samuel E Wright was floated and it was a hit.

Congratulations to Jesy from Little Mix who has been cast as the Jamaican crab Sebastian in The Little Mermaid

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However, were not sure if Jesy will be too down for the role, as the accent video is pretty much the bane of her life.

Jack Whitehall even mocked the singer about the video at the Brit Awards, joking that 2 billion of Little Mixs 3 billion views on YouTube are trying to watch you doing a Jamaican accent.

The Bounce Back singer previously told Huffington Post: It isnt my Jamaican accent, its annoying.

The fan edited it as though it was my Jamaican accent, I actually do a Jamaican accent! Thats not even a Jamaican accent, they just cut off my accent and said that was my Jamaican accent.


Jesy claims that the noise she made is bardegne, a sound the Little Mix girls make when theyre feeling stumped.

And the full video actually does show Jesy performing quite a decent accent, saying: Leigh-Anne has just come back from the island.

If Jesy did clinch the role of Sebastian, shed been in great company on The Little Mermaid.

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As well as Beyonce protege Halle nabbing the lead role – and receiving some ridiculous criticism in the process – Melissa McCarthy is rumoured to be playing Ursula, while Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina are in talks to voice Scuttle and Flounder.



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