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'She's still on cloud nine' - Beyoncé sings duet with young blind fan at latest concert

Published 12/11/2013 | 11:07

Queen of pop Beyoncé is always one to put on an unforgettable show.

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The 32-year-old singer took time out during her latest concert for a duet with one special fan.

Thirteen-year-old Sophie Kotkis is still “on cloud nine”, her sister told Perth News, after the world-famous singer stepped down from the stage to sing ‘Irreplaceable’ with the young fan.

Sophie, a 13-year-old legally blind girl with hearing and muscle difficulty, sang the famous “To the left, to the left” line as Beyoncé stroked the young girl’s face.

Sophie’s older sister Ellie organised the surprise for her months in advance of the singer’s concert in Perth.

"She's never really been able to go to a concert due to logistical reasons so I made a video about Sophie," Ellie Kotkis told Perth News.

"Even with everything that she's been through, she's been able to do so much. She raised over $1,000 for people with multiple sclerosis. … I put that all in the video and I just said that I think someone as amazing as Sophie deserves to meet someone as amazing as you (Beyoncé)."

Kotkis and her family were invited to the concert on Friday and Beyoncé had a special mention for the teen.

"I have a very special young lady here, tell everybody your name beautiful," Beyoncé says, in a video of the evening posted to YouTube.

"She had no idea that she was going to sing with her," Ellie Kotkis told the news site.

"It was amazing. Beyoncé is her favorite. When ‘Single Ladies’ came on, she jumped up and was dancing, and everyone was watching her dance. She's still on cloud nine today."

"There's been a lot of things in life that Sophie hasn't been able to do, but she loves music, loves to dance and loves to sing and this was just something for me to show the world how amazing she is," her sister added.

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