CITY schoolgirl pop star Tallia Storm performed with music legend Sir Elton John at his only Scottish gig
The 13-year-old High School of Glasgow pupil opened Elton's concert at Falkirk Football Stadium last night in front of 15,000 fans.
And Tallia, whose real name is Natalya Storm Hartmann, presented Elton with some new specs to mark the occasion.
Tallia said: "It was incredible and amazing, and exhilarating, I just can't believe it.
"I gave him a present and a cuddle and it was so amazing to think that a legend was speaking to me as if he was my friend and giving me advice and support.
"I was really excited before I went on and I was ready for it because I had been rehearsing for months – so I was well prepared.
"The crowd were incredible. When I was walking past every- one was standing up and cheering and when I came off stage it was incredible.
"It was such a surreal experience."
The singer from Killearn, Stirlingshire got her slot with Sir Elton after a chance meeting with his partner, David Furnish, while she was on holiday in Hawaii with her parents, film maker Sasha and fashion writer Tessa Hartmann,
After seeing him at breakfast in her hotel, Tallia gave him her CD. The next day, Sir Elton phoned saying he loved her voice and inviting her to be part of his show.