WESTLIFE star Mark Feehily said his daughter “really blew him away” after he started singing one of the band’s hit songs.
The singer, 42, and his fiancé Cailean O’Neill welcomed Layla into the world via surrogacy in 2019.
The Sligo native revealed that his daughter has started to look like him as she has already shown some talent as a singer.
He gushed about his daughter as he spoke with Ray D’Arcy on RTE Radio 1.
Mark said: “I find I learn more from Layla than anything I’ve ever known. She puts a perspective on the world that I never had.
“She really is the most important thing in the world to me and Cailean.
“So everything else comes second, but I think it’s everybody who has kids.”
When Ray asked her if she knew he was a singer, he responded by saying, “She kind of knows.
“So lately she kind of learned the melody of Starlight – not note for note – but she knew Starlight when we released it and promoted it there.
“Recently for the past few weeks, I think I was playing footage from one of the concerts or something and she just released the entire song verbatim.
“She really stuns us sometimes. She even did a little riff like the way I sing.
“Look, that’s the fun part of it, it’s a complete experience and we love every bit of it.
“I’m learning more from Layla than anything I’ve ever done.”
Westlife recently announced Christmas concerts in the 3Arena and said he was delighted that people were still interested in seeing the band.
Mark explained: “It’s always very nice that tickets are sold out on pre-sale for these particular Christmas concerts.
“You always expect there to be a day when someone says, ‘Oh, you know, things slow down a bit.
“But the fans and the public still come and they’re right there and we’ve had the Aviva and Cork shows – it’s just a warm feeling to think that they still come and want more from us. “