WHEN an Adele fan from Whitefield attended her hero's concert in with a banner reading "it's my dream to sing with Adele" — little did she know that this was just about to come true.

When 12-year-old Emily Tammam, who has autism and ADHD as well as the connective tissue disorder Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, left the audience in awe when she was invited on stage to sing with her idol — and belted out Someone Like You.

In a concert at the Manchester Arena earlier this month, the schoolgirl was asked to come up on stage after Adele spotted the banner.

Adele encouraged the crowd to cheer as Emily launched into the song, before joining her to sing the chorus.

It is not the first time that Emily has sang in public – she auditioned for Britain's Got Talent in 2014 but did not make it through to the television round.

Her father Ray Tammam said: "Adele is her favourite singer. She had a sign saying 'It is my dream to sing with Adele' which she held up.

"Right at the end at the second to last song of the night she was reading out one or two of the signs. She turned around and Emily put the lights on her sign, Adele saw it and said 'Ok come on the stage'.

"She came up on the stage, as I was sat there thinking 'Oh my god'. Emily went up quite happily, she loves singing. She sings every day of her life."

He added: "She has a constant struggle with social situations, but amazingly she manages to sing in public. She has a different persona when she is on stage.

"Adele was very nice to do that, she clearly didn't have to do it. Emily said she wants to show people that have disabilities or mental issues they can still do mainstream things like singing they should not be stopped from doing them."