Audience members at concerts are content to stay in the audience and let the performers perform. They're not nearly as talented as the people performing onstage, and they know it.
However, sometimes a fan will get the desire to put on a performance, and depending on their mood, the star might well allow it. When this happens, the performance is usually not very good, and the audience member is quickly sent back to their seat so the actual talent can perform and reclaim the spotlight.
Audience members will sometimes blow everybody away with a surprising performance that ends up being just as good, if not better, than the person whose name is on the marquee. These surprising performances can be anything from a fan sheepishly asking Billy Joel if they could duet on his all-time favorite song, a young girl put on the spot by Josh Groban patrolling the audience for a partner, or a guy challenging Kendrick Lamar to a rap battle.Whatever the performance may be, they're all incredibly surprising in quality and showmanship, and leave both performer and audience alternately speechless and loudly cheering. Here, for your viewing and listening pleasure, are 13 of the most surprising audience performances of all time.
- 1161 VOTES
Michael Buble Duets with a 15-Year-Old Boy
- 2126 VOTES
Josh Groban and a French Girl Communicate Through Music
- 366 VOTES
Linkin Park Auditions Fans for the Guitarist Role, Nails It on the Second Try
- 477 VOTES
Kristin Chenoweth and the Music Teacher
- 551 VOTES
Green Day Forms a Band With Three Audience Members
- 644 VOTES
Paramore Finds a Kick-ass New Guitar Player