Elementary school teacher Diana Fairbanks received the surprise of her life when Michael Bublé brought the Latter-day Saint onstage to sing an impromptu Disney duet. That surreal moment for Fairbanks all began with a sign, one handmade by her class of sixth graders.
Part way through the concert Bublé spotted the sign, which had a drawing of the four-time Grammy award-winning artist and the words "can you show me the world" written on the back. The poster sparked a conversation with Bublé, who signed the ornate poster that included tassels that made it look like a magic carpet. And before Fairbanks knew it, she was singing "A Whole New World" from Aladdin with the celebrity—a dream come true. “It was an amazing and surreal experience,” Fairbanks told The Modesto Bee. Fairbanks is used to singing for crowds, having performed in church on multiple occasions, but singing for 15,000 screaming fans and showing up Michael Bublé is a new level for Fairbanks.
Fairbanks's husband, Jeff, added, “I think the odds were so slim, we have to be in the right place at the right time with the right fan and the right poster. . . . The message for kids is don’t ever give up on dreams. If it’s something you want to do, put your mind to it and accomplish it. She had to come out of her shell a little to do this.”