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Irish teen meets idol Ellen DeGeneres and sings her a song

An Irish teenager had her dreams come true when she got to meet with her hero Ellen DeGeneres and sing a song she had written especially for the star.

Galway youngster Eimear O’Tuathail describes herself as “Ellen’s biggest fan” and wrote the song ‘Hey Ellen’ as a tribute to her idol.

Irish teen meets her idol Ellen DeGeneres and sings her a song

The 17-year-old wrote the song as a cheeky request to meet her Ellen, she didn’t expect to be invited to LA and appear on the show.

However, that is exactly what happened and Eimear was flown across the Atlantic to be interviewed by Ellen.

Eimear told Ellen that some of the things she wanted to do while in LA were to; see a palm tree, drink one of the ‘fancy’ Starbucks drinks and grab a bargain EOS lip balm which are much more expensive back home.

Of course that is as well as meeting Ellen and performing her song.

Ellen and the audience were extremely impressed by Eimear, and had a few surprises for her once she had finished singing.

It was an overwhelming experience for Eimear, and she was visibly nervous when sat opposite her hero.

She told RTE: “I did cry when I met her but they cut it out! I ran up to her and I kinda get a bit emotional. I kinda forget what happened but I gave her a hug.”

Take a look at the interview and song below.

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