Israeli teen invited on stage to perform with Coldplay in Belgium
15-year-old picked out of the crowd to play guitar with rock band, amazing sold-out arena with flawless performance
An Israeli teenager was brought on stage by Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin to play guitar in front of 50,000 fans at a concert in Brussels, Belgium.
The 15-year-old, named only as Gili from Savyon in Hebrew-language media, arrived at the concert on Monday night equipped with a large sign featuring a request to join the band on stage, and amazingly, her dreams were realized.
Martin, spotting the teen’s sign in the audience, invited her on stage to perform the band’s song “Green Eyes,” asking the crowd to “please welcome Gili, like a rockstar.”
Gili was greeted on stage with a warm embrace by the global superstar, to the cheers of a packed King Baudouin Stadium.
With her headphones on and guitar in hand, Gili appeared calm and collected as she confidently played Coldplay’s 2002 hit “Green Eyes.”
After the concert, Gili posted the video on her Instagram with the caption “my wish came true.”
Chris invited Gili up onstage to perform Green Eyes with the band in Brussels last night. pic.twitter.com/2eseueO0fp
— Coldplay (@coldplay) August 9, 2022
Coldplay also posted an edited version of the video on their social media accounts, which are followed by millions of people.
One comment said “Gili killed it! It was such an amazing performance.”
Another comment praised lead singer Chris Martin, saying “beautiful Chris making people’s dreams come true.”
The concert was one stop on Coldplay’s “Music of the Spheres” world tour, with concerts in the UK, Europe, South America and the US to come.