A junior doctor become an internet sensation thanks to his rendition of Les Miserables ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ – reworked with his own medical-themed lyrics.
Conal Corr, 24, renamed the famous song ‘I Bleeped A Bleep’ in his hilarious take on the hit which combines both his passion for medicine and musical theatre.
After releasing the clip as a celebration for finishing his first year as a junior doctor, Conal, from West Belfast, said he wanted to capture the day-to-day ‘perils of a first year on the job’.
He told Belfast Live said: “I made the video as a wee tribute to changeover day or ‘Black Wednesday’ as it’s commonly known. It was a bit of a farewell to my first job which I loved and to mark the big jump in responsibility.
“It was just a way of making fun of the perils of the first year on the job and how easy it is to feel lost and helpless. But the reality is that the support is normally pretty fantastic.
“I think the humour might help people remember that we’re gonna be a bit lost today and finding our feet but we’re all just one big team at the end of the day.”
Conal, who is passionate about musical theatre, has posted a number of song parodies in the past which have helped raise funds for charity.
He explained: “The song parodies, they just sort of come to me. Especially when I’m stressed. This one struck me when I was working my surgery job and had a lot of responsibility.
“I’ve previously done a lot of similar stuff and we were actually able to collate a lot of different medical songs into a bit of a spoof musical which raised over £2,000 for local Cystic Fibrosis and Lymphoma and Leukaemia Charities.
“There’s definitely benefit that can be had from me being a bit of an eejit.”
Conal said he can’t believe the number of people who have watched his video, which has clocked up more than 30,000 views in less than 24 hours.
He added: “There is more where that came from and I’m always trying to think of new songs to keep people entertained. I didn’t realise there was this broad an audience for this sort of thing.”