Shakira was stunned after coming face-to-face with a young fan who became an internet sensation by impersonating the Colombian superstar.
The Romanian teenager, known only as Sanzania, went viral after uploading a song she had recorded on YouTube.com, notching up more than a million hits and wowing viewers with her Shakira-style vocals.
The Hips Don't Lie hitmaker invited Sanzania to see her concert in Bucharest, Romania earlier this month (May11) and the 17 year old was delighted when Shakira's band director Tim Mitchell brought her backstage to duet with him.
But Sanzania could hardly contain her emotion after she was led into Shakira's dressing room to meet her idol minutes before the gig began.
She began to weep as Shakira hugged her and complimented her voice, insisting, "I heard you sing, you're incredible. I thought it was me - I thought it was myself! I thought, 'What is that? Where are they getting my voice from?' You're amazing and you're so cute too. Take care of that beautiful voice."