Ed Sheeran gave one of his fans the shock of her life when he joined her onstage at a fundraiser to sing one of his songs with her — and let’s give her credit, she handled it like a boss.
Sydney Bourbeau was performing Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” for her music school’s fundraiser for the Edmonton Humane Society when the British pop star strolled out of the HMV and joined in.
She said later that she couldn’t believe what was happening. “I was like, should I stop? I didn’t want to stop, but I wanted to talk to him. This is, like, the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”
Rather than having a squealing meltdown as many fangirls might have done (no shame there, Ed Sheeran is totally dreamy), Sydney carried on with the song and pulled off some great harmonizing before getting a hug from her favorite singer.
“I was so happy that he did that,” she said through tears. “It was incredible.”
The event raised about $10,500 for the Edmonton Humane Society. A feel-good story for everyone involved.