A British singer who went viral after she was filmed singing Lady Gaga’s hit song Shallow has performed the track on US TV.
Charlotte Awbery, from Essex, became a hit online when footage emerged of her singing at a London Tube station.
She was approached by a man with a mic who asked her to “finish the lyrics” and belted out Shallow, which featured in the film A Star Is Born.
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Awbery appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and performed Shallow live before chatting with the host – who dismissed claims the stunt had been staged.
Awbery, who works as a singer full-time performing at weddings, pubs and bars, told how her Instagram following had rocketed from 4,000 to 479,000, including Ariana Grande.
Reflecting on her overnight success, she said: “My dad has always said to me, just sing, wherever you are, never ever give up. He’s right.”
The man behind the stunt, a content creator named Kevin, was seated in the Ellen show audience and explained how the moment happened.
He said: “I was out in London for about two weeks approaching so many different random people and then I came across Charlotte and she just blew me away.”
DeGeneres, a host known for her generosity towards her studio guests, handed a delighted Awbery a year-long pass on the London Tube and £10,000 in cash.