Teen Sings Ed Sheeran Song At Mall But Never Expected He’d Join Her On The Stage

Remember the days when your bedroom walls were covered in posters of the singers and bands you idolized?

The pre-Internet age seemed much more innocent – we could be left to imagine what it would be like if we ever met the stars we loved and since we hardly knew anything about them, their reputations were mostly left untarnished throughout our teen years.

While that’s certainly no longer the case, many teens still have that stereotypical crush on musicians.

And sometimes meeting them turns out to be a sweet and wholesome story that you can tell forever.

That’s what happened in 2015 to 13-year-old Sydney Bourbeau.

Bourbeau was singing in a Canadian mall as part of a fundraiser for the local Humane Society.

Her song of choice was “Thinking Out Loud” by the English pop star Ed Sheeran.
If you aren’t familiar with Sheeran, he’s one of the world’s best-selling artists with multiple number one hits in the US, UK, and Australia.

“Thinking Out Loud” even won two Grammy Awards – including one for Best Song – the year after this event took place.

It turns out Sheeran happened to be in the mall that day when Bourbeau was singing.

The singer and his cousin Murray Cummings were walking around when they heard the live version of his song and hatched a plan to surprise the girl.

With Cummings holding the camera, Sheeran looks back with a sly grin on his face before doing something very special.

The duo speed walks through the mall, heading towards the music.

Before long, they’re at the stage where a girl is performing for a small crowd.

At first, nobody notices as Sheeran walks right up onto the stage.

But a moment later he makes sure people take notice. He walked right up to the young singer!

And as you might imagine, the crowd went wild with both excitement and surprise.

But it took a second for Bourbaeu to realize what was happening.

Later, she told The Edmonton Journal that she simply thought someone was coming up to fix the sound equipment and that’s why she had no reaction – the show must go on!

Then it happens – she realizes just who stepped on stage with her and she’s utterly taken aback.

She covers her mouth in shock and tries to regain composure.

Then Sheeran takes the microphone from her hand and starts a duet.

Can you imagine? How would you react if your idol randomly got on stage with you and started singing along?

It turns out she really wanted to stop and talk to him during the performance.

“I was like, should I stop? I didn’t want to stop, but I wanted to talk to him,” she told The Edmonton Journal. “This is, like, the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”

But Bourbeau was a pro, even at 13, and while her (understandably!) nervous voice was a bit shaky at first, she managed to sing along and finish off the song as a duet.

By this point in the performance, the entire crowd is cheering and filming what’s happening on stage.

And Cummings managed to capture some funny moments in the background of shoppers walking by only to realize what was happening.

And as the crowd’s enthusiasm grows, so does the girl’s confidence.

By the end of the performance, the two even start harmonizing together!

It’s such a sweet moment – it’s hard not to feel a little bit proud of the teen for keeping it together.

When the song is over, the crowd goes wild and Sheeran and the girl share a hug.

And luckily, she got her chance to see him again.

After the performance, Sheeran’s manager contacted the girl and offered her tickets to an upcoming performance, according to MTV.

So far, the video from the mall has more than 12 million views on YouTube—and it’s not hard to see why!

Be sure to scroll down to see Cummings video from the sneaky surprise performance.

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