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Western New York woman steals the show from Michael Bublé at KeyBank Center

Posted at 3:01 AM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 22:56:20-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Ever dream of sharing a duet with one of your favorite singers? A Western New York woman just crossed that one off the bucket list Wednesday night.

That's Nicole Zahn, a North Tonawanda native who now lives in Buffalo. She belted out Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" alongside a clearly-impressed Michael Bublé in front of a packed house at KeyBank Center. Her boyfriend Matt caught the whole thing on video and posted it to social media.

Bublé started things off, singing the first few lines. But after turning the mic over to Nicole, she begins belting out the song without hesitation, as the crowd hoops, hollers and sings along. After nailing a high note, Buble's face turned downright giddy and he screamed her name into the microphone before embracing her.

When the concert was announced in November, Zahn immediately bought tickets, beating her boyfriend who wanted to surprise her with them as a Christmas gift. Moments before the Wednesday night concert, Zahn and her boyfriend sold her original tickets to upgrade to better seats.

"I feel like I've used up all the luck in my life and I'm fine with that," Zahn said.