Ed Sheeran surprises fan Sydney Bourbeau as she performs his song ‘Thinking Out Loud’ on stage.
Sydney Bourbeau was a student at the Resonate Music School was at the West Edmonton Mall over the weekend where she performing for the Play for Pets fundraiser. 13 year old Sydney was performing a cover of Ed Sheeran’s song ‘Thinking Out Loud’ when the ginger singer himself came on stage.
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Ed Sheeran heard the teenager singing his song when he joined her onstage and finished the song with her in a duet. Later Sydney recounted the incident saying it was completely surreal and she didn’t even realize it was Ed Sheeran himself who came on stage.
Ed Sheeran hugged Sydney and both of them finished the song in an impromptu duet. The video of the duet has since gone viral and made Sydney a sort of star.
Sydney recounted how it felt like a dream and even though she appears collected in the video her heart was beating very fast and she was incredibly nervous.
"I had just finished taking my microphone out of the stand, so I thought someone was just coming up to grab the stand or fix something," Bourbeau told E! News.
"I realized it was him after he came up the stairs on the stage, and I freaked! He came over and hugged me and I wanted to just cry and talk to him, but I realized he wanted to come sing his song with me!"
"I'm sure it looked like I was fine, but I was shaking and my heart was beating so fast it was crazy! I was so nervous especially when he left because I was like, 'No! Don't leave!"
After the performance Sydney did not get the chance to meet the singer as he promptly left but she was contacted by Sheeran’s manager and she was given free concert tickets in the front row.
Sydney who wishes to become a singer just like her inspiration Ed Sheeran recounts how she has been his fan since 2011. Upon asking Sydney shared Sheeran’s kindness surprised her the most as he was incredibly sweet and cute.
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Sydney also shared her newfound fame has been a surreal experience but everyone has been very supportive of her. Sydney even declared she is having the time of her life and meeting Ed Sheeran was a once in a lifetime experience for her.