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Mike Yung Got a Surprise Visit From Ed Sheeran—While Singing an Ed Sheeran Song

The AGT alum's vocals were so impressive, he summoned Ed Sheeran in the flesh.

By NBC Insider Staff
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We first met Mike Yung on America's Got Talent Season 12, when he was a subway singer hoping to make it big. But his whirlwind journey hasn't ended with the NBC competition show. Please see: This recent interaction he had with pop icon Ed Sheeran! 

While performing for commuters on the NYC subway in April, Yung delivered a rousing a cappella rendition of Sheeran's new single, "Eyes Closed." The 62-year-old's performance was so impressive that he caught the attention of...Ed Sheeran himself.

Yes! Yung was delightfully shocked to learn Sheeran was listening in on the subway session. The "Shape of You" singer was in NYC for his sold-out show at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn when he stumbled upon Yung's set. Yung was ecstatic about the cosmic happenstance but was even more thrilled after Sheeran started performing an impromptu duet with him.

Watch for yourself in the video, below. 

Sheeran and Yung sounded incredible weaving their voices together. On April 11, Yung took to Instagram to share the exciting meet-up, posting a series of photos that reveal Sheeran also gifted him tickets to his concert later that night. "Thanks for the tickets bro the show was Amazing🔥🔥💫@teddysphotos," Yung captioned the heartfelt IG post.

Talk about a successful day on the subway! 

To quickly recap Mike Yung's Season 12 journey on AGT: His jaw-dropping voice took him all the way to the Live Semi-Finals. And his journey didn't end there: He later auditioned for America's Got Talent: The Champions, a competition featuring the most memorable Acts from previous AGT and Got Talent franchises.

Fans are currently gearing up for Season 18 of AGT, featuring a brand new lineup of larger-than-life Acts. Judges Howie MandelSimon Cowell, Heidi KlumSofia Vergara, and Host Terry Crews will return to weigh in on the action, which kicks off Tuesday, May 30 at 8/7c on NBC and streaming the next day on Peacock.

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