WATCH: This kid went viral at a Pink concert, now she’s singing her own song

CBC Kids News • Published 2019-05-16 16:55

Vancouver’s Victoria Anthony has 100 million views — and a brand new song

Parents always say “anything is possible,” and they may be right. Just ask Victoria Anthony.

“It's [always] been my dream to sing with Pink. She is my idol,” said Victoria, 13, during a visit to CBC Kids News headquarters.

“I never thought that it could happen. But I was kind of joking around because I heard that she was coming to Vancouver and I told my mom. Then she said anything's possible so I started a campaign on social media.”

Victoria put on a bunny onesie and filmed a video post asking Pink if she could sing at her concert.

“I’ll be ready,” she promised the pop star.

Victoria Anthony makes a social media plea to Pink to sing at her concert

Victoria makes a social media plea to Pink to sing at her concert (YouTube/Victoria Anthony Music)

The local news reported on her efforts, and when Pink came to town on May 12, 2018 she actually did pull Victoria from the crowd to sing in front of 18,000 cheering fans.

After she finished, Victoria whispered in Anthony’s ear: “Never stop.”

That moment quickly went viral, with 100 million people seeing her video across social media.

“It was crazy how much and support everyone had for that moment because it's my dream coming true,” said Victoria. “I think people really like to see that happen because they themselves want their dreams to come true.”

A year later, VIctoria is dreaming even bigger.

She’s taking advantage of her online fame to try to become a singer like her idol, and is working with some of the same producers as Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber.

“I really believe in empowering women and I wanted to create an anthem that was fierce and strong and hardcore because women and girls can do anything,” Victoria said of her second single, Because I'm a Girl.

Anthony in her new music video, Because I am a Girl

Victoria in her new music video, Because I'm a Girl. (YouTube/Victoria Anthony Music)

“We're in a crazy time with so many amazing things happening for women's rights and I just believe in equality,” she said.

“I think that the Me Too movement is so special because people get to speak up about troubles that they've had and things that have derailed their lives. We are saying you don't get to control us anymore.”

Watch Victoria describe her dream come true:

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