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On December 17, 2016 Greek-Australian teen Ellen Tefanis got to experience something that most people can only dream about — a guitar duet with the legendary country musician Keith Urban during one of his concerts!
How did the teenager manage to land the gig? It came much easier than you might expect. She participated in one of a series of Q&A sessions the country musician had live online with his fans prior to his concert. While Keith was online for the Q&A session, the 19-year-old posted a video of herself playing a version of one of Keith’s songs on the guitar on Twitter. Ellen asked the star if she could play with him at his Brisbane concert to which he said yes.
“You play great and you said you were coming to my Brisbane show on Saturday and would love to play with me. I would love to play with you. You play great, we’re going to have a blast. I’m looking forward to it,” Keith said in his Twitter video response.
And the rest was history as Ellen was able to rehearse with Keith prior to the concert, spend time with him chatting and discussing music and then joined him on stage during a memorable performance at his concert.
“I am forever grateful to Keith and if I’ve learned something from this experience, it’s that if you believe in yourself you can do anything,” she told sources.