Beyoncé unexpectedly 'duets' with 2009 'X Factor' winner Joe McElderry at Manchester show - watch

McElderry sings a line at the start of 'Love On Top' - but Beyoncé might not know about it

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Beyonce

Beyonce ended up singing with former X Factor champion Joe McElderry during her show at Manchester Arena on Wednesday night (May 8), though she may not know about it.

Before beginning her rendition of 'Love On Top', the singer gave fans in the front row the chance to trill a few lines for the packed arena. Earlier in the tour, Princess Eugenie had been too shy to show off her vocal talents when presented with Beyoncé's microphone, but McElderry seized the opportunity and chipped in with a tuneful "ba ba ba ba". Scroll down and click 'play' to watch the unexpected 'duet'.

McElderry later took to Twitter to gush about the incident, posting:


McElderry is not the only X Factor star Beyoncé has had the pleasure of singing with. She famously performed her Dreamgirls ballad 'Listen' with Alexandra Burke on the final of the TV singing contest in 2008 - which Burke went on to win.

Meanwhile, McElderry duetted with George Michael during his victorious X Factor final the following year and, somewhat improbably, has recently recorded a charity single with soul legend Dionne Warwick. Titled 'One World One Song', it comes out on May 27 with all proceeds going to The Hunger Project UK.

Beyonce's 'The Mrs Carter Show World Tour' continues tomorrow night (May 11) with the first of two dates at The O2 in Dublin.


Read More On This Artist

More News
Drenge on new album 'Undertow': 'One song just screams 'Fleewood Mac'
Liam Howlett confident ahead of new Prodigy album: 'I've been feeling these new...
Taylor Swift tells hackers who claim to have nude pictures of her: 'you got nothing'
Noel Gallagher: 'new album is is full of songs that make you punch the air while crying'
Carl Barât says he 'needs therapy' now that his Libertines bandmate Pete Doherty is clean
The Cribs say new album is 'their poppiest record since 'Men's Needs, Women's...
Sam Smith responds after US DJ Howard Stern calls him a 'fat ugly motherfucker'
Tom DeLonge says Blink-182 'haven't talked in months'
Carl Barât & The Jackals announce one-off UK show
Blink-182's Mark Hoppus confirms conversations about replacing drummer Travis Barker did...
Faith No More announce release of new single 'Superhero'
L7 announce reunion and European gigs
Drenge announce new album 'Undertow'
The Charlatans to play Brits Week gig at London's Brooklyn Bowl
East India Youth announces new album 'Culture of Volume'
BBC dismisses Brian Harvey 'paedo protecting' comments as 'absurd and offensive'
Disclosure and Rudimental to stage their own festival in Brighton
'Avi Buffalo is over', frontman confirms
Taylor Swift disqualified from Triple J's Hottest 100 list after online campaign
David Bowie to release French-language version of 'Heroes' on red and blue vinyl
Alan McGee lends support to 12 Bar Club occupation
Bill Clinton turns down offer to play saxophone on US band Firework's album

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM