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Adele invites girl with autism onstage for 'Someone Like You' duet

In a touching moment at one of her concerts this week, Adele invited Emily Tammam, 12, who has autism, onstage to sing with her.
/ Source: TODAY

A 12-year-old British girl with autism came to an Adele show this week with a sign and a dream.

By the end of the night, Emily Tammam was taking selfies with audience members blown away by her performance after her dream came true onstage at Manchester Arena. During Tuesday night's concert, Emily joined Adele onstage, belting out her hit "Someone Like You," as the crowd roared before Adele joined her for the chorus.

Emily had been in the crowd right near the stage with a sign that read, "It's my dream to sing with Adele," her father told the Manchester Evening News. Adele spotted the sign and invited her up into the spotlight.

“She came up on the stage, as I was sat there thinking 'Oh my God,''' her father said. "Emily went up quite happily, she loves singing. She sings every day of her life."

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In addition to autism, Emily also has ADHD and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type three, which causes chronic pain and limb weakness. She is at her most comfortable when she is singing, and it showed in her performance with Adele in front of an adoring crowd.

"Adele was very nice to do that, she clearly didn’t have to do it,'' her father said. "Emily said she wants to show people that have disabilities or mental issues they can still do mainstream things like singing. They should not be stopped from doing them.”

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