Thirteen-year-old Sydney Bourbeau got the biggest surprise of her life when British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran joined her onstage at the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada to sing a duet of ‘Thinking Out Loud’.
Bourbeau, a student at Resonate Music School, was performing as part of her music school’s fundraiser for the Edmonton Humane Society. Sheeran, on the other hand, happened to be in a store nearby when he heard his song and decided to jump on stage and sing with her. Bourbeau was clearly surprised when Sheeran grabbed the mic but she kept on singing!
In an article from Edmonton Journal, Bourbeau was in disbelief of her experience. “I was like, should I stop? I didn’t want to stop, but I wanted to talk to him,” she said. “This is, like, the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”
The event was able to raise $10,500 for the Edmonton Humane Society. Sheeran’s manager later contacted Bourbeau and invited her to his concert.