Sir Elton offers gig to teenager
Sir Elton John shocked a teenage musician by calling her out of the blue and asking her to perform at one of his shows.
Tallia Storm, 13, who has a growing fanbase in Scotland and who has also appeared on catwalks at London Fashion Week, described the phone call from the pop legend as one of the most surreal experiences of her life.
She said: "I really didn't know what to say at first, but he was so excited about my music. He was just so nice, warm and totally down to earth. We spoke a few times and then he called my mum that night to explain what he had in mind."
Sir Elton asked Tallia to share the stage with him at his show in Falkirk on June 10, which will be his only Scottish show this year.
The concert will be held at the 9,200 capacity Falkirk Stadium, and Tallia will open the event before Sir Elton's two-hour set.
"I'm working really hard and rehearsing a lot to give it my all. That's the least I can do for one of my musical heroes!" Tallia said.
Sir Elton heard of Tallia through his partner David Furnish, who the young musician met on holiday.