Australian country star Keith Urban invited a fan to sing a duet with him, and she blew him away.
On September 23, 2018, Keith Urban was performing in Alberta Canada as part of his Graffiti U Tour which started on June 15, 2018, in Maryland Heights, Missouri.
As part of his act he invited a fan up on stage to sing a duet with him, and he posted the video on his Facebook/ KeithUrban where it has garnered over 400,000 views in three days.
Urban had seen a girl in the audience with a funny sign proclaiming: “I will trade my sister for a chance to sing with Keith Urban.”
The girl was 22-year-old Michela Sheedy and she had been attending Keith Urban concerts in Alberta for 8 years, and getting called up on stage was a dream come true.
“I had a moment to myself and said ‘OK, keep it together. Remember your words… Me and him are singing into the same microphone and it was crazy. His face was practically on my face.”
Michela Sheedy, Instagram, September 23, 2018.
After calling Sheedy up to the stage, Urban then invited her sister and mother too, then he asked Sheedy what she wanted to sing with him.
To his astonishment, she started belting out the song “We Were Us” which Urban had recorded in 2013 with country star Miranda Lambert.
Sheedy, who had styled herself a "professional country singer" when Urban asked what she did, revealed a powerful, exquisitely trained voice, as good or better than many Nashville performers.
As Sheedy sang, Urban joined her at the microphone, and their voices blended perfectly in what seemed an oft-rehearsed performance.
Sheedy was to confess late that she had been nervous and had to give herself a running pep-talk in order to keep herself steady.
At the end of the interlude, Urban showed his appreciation for Sheedy's talent and gave her a congratulatory hug. Sheedy is hoping this opportunity may help her forward her career as a country singer, and maybe share the stage with Urban again one day.
The song that Sheedy chose to sing is one of Urban's greatest hits.
"We Were Us" was written as a duet by Jimmy Robbins, Nicolle Galyon, and Jon Nite, and when Urban heard it for the first time he knew he wanted to record it.
As a partner, he chose country star Miranda Lambert and the resulting single was received to critical acclaim and reached the top 30 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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