Talk show hosts often develop a fondness for certain guests and that holds true for one of America’s sweethearts, Ellen DeGeneres. There’s one particular pint-sized superstar who’s climbing his way up the ladder that she loves to have on her show.
That favorite guest is an eight-year-old incredibly talented singer named Kai. He first appeared on Ellen’s show to sing his version of Katy Perry’s “Roar” for the audience.
His lovable personality paired with his big singing gestures makes it impossible for anyone not to love listening to and watching Kai. He possesses blossoming talent that he enjoys sharing with anyone who will listen.
In the video below, the singer returns to Ellen’s show to sing Ed Sheeran’s hit song “Thinking Out Loud.” This song was a huge hit, even winning a Grammy Award for Song of the Year.
Before Kai sings Ed’s big song for everyone, Kai presents Ellen with a handmade gift. Then, after catching up with her favorite singer, Ellen asks Kai if he would like to perform the song.
Kai immediately bursts out into song, closing his eyes and really feeling the emotions from the lyrics. Kai works the crowd and receives cheers from everyone.
But near the end of the performance, something happens that Kai was never expecting. The big man himself suddenly appears and Kai has no idea!
Ed Sheeran himself walks onto the stage while Kai is singing. He quietly sits beside Kai as he finishes singing and smiles as the young boy finishes belting out his song.
The award-winning artist taps his foot to the music, visibly happy that Kai is singing his tune. Ed and Ellen can’t stop smiling once Kai finally realizes what has happened.
Young Kai’s response to discovering Ed has been behind him this whole time while he was singing is absolutely precious. You have to see it for yourself!
Watch the video to see Kai’s incredible reaction to being surprised by one of his singing idols.