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Every kid wants to meet their idol, but not all of them get to do it . . . and even fewer of them completely blow their idol away with their own skill. That’s exactly what happened Saturday night when Pink called up a 12-year-old from Vancouver at her sold-out Roger’s Arena show.

Amid the theatrics and acrobatics that are customary at any Pink concert, the singer found time to slow things down and feature a solo from a local performer who dreams of making it big one day. Victoria Anthony and her mother started a social media campaign to get Pink’s attention ahead of the show and request that the singer allow the aspiring popstar to try her hand at one of Pink’s songs. About halfway through the concert, Victoria got the chance of a lifetime.

“Are you who I read about on the news?” Pink asked when Victoria arrived at the front of the stage, “Do you want to come sing something?” The singer then watched in shock as Victoria belted out an impressive rendition of “Perfect.” After the performance, she hugged the girl, thanked her and joked that Pink herself “sounded like a chipmunk” when she was 12 years old.

“I just started singing and it was so awesome, it was just the best thing ever,” Victoria told CTV later, “Although it was my dream, it was a dream I never could have achieved without [my mother].”

At the beginning of May, the Anthonys posted an audition video of Victoria asking Pink to let her sing at her upcoming concert. The video includes footage of Victoria playing the piano at home and at her school talent show while singing Pink’s “What About Us?” In her spare time, Victoria plays both piano and guitar and also writes some of her own music.

The tweet and matching Instagram post gained public attention in the weeks leading up to the concert, with Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan even joining the efforts. Victoria’s three brothers also made an appeal to the singer, even though their sister “can be so annoying sometimes when she sings.”

Pink didn’t mention the encounter specifically in her post thanking the Vancouver crowd after the show early Sunday morning, but she did call the whole night “magical.”

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