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The original American Idol and then 10-year-old Ava Paige Davis were eating dinner at a local marina restaurant in Tennessee where local radio station Lightning 100 was hosting a karaoke night.
The radio host announced that Kelly Clarkson and her family member were up next, which got Ava a little starstruck. After mustering up enough confidence, the fifth grader asked Clarkson if she would join her for a karaoke duet.
“When she said yes, I almost jumped into the water to see if it was a dream,” Ava told News2 in an interview.
Together, they sang “Love Shack” by The B-52’s.
The super fun song calls for strong vocals and Clarkson was blown away when Ava started singing, especially with such attitude! Ava seems like she has a huge personality, quite similar to Clarkson’s, so you knew it was a perfect match!
During the musical break, Clarkson showed off her dance moves, and Ava even joined in! Besides the cute dance moves, the two singers put on a great performance that had the patrons erupt in applause after Ava hit the final note.
Watch their duet below.