The Straits Times
Published on Sep 26, 2012

1st kiss heaven for 12-year-old Carrie Underwood fan


LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Everyone remembers their first kiss, but one 12-year-old boy will need no reminding: he went lip-to-lip with United States country singer Carrie Underwood on stage before a thousand cameraphones.

The Grammy-winning blond complied with his request after he held up a sign asking, "Will you be my first kiss?" at a concert in Louisville, Kentucky at the weekend.

She led him on stage by the hand and revealed that she was 14 when she tasted her first kiss. "And just so you know, my husband is somewhere in this building, backstage, so he might be looking for you later," she said.

"So how are we going to do this?" the 29-year-old asked. The schoolboy, wearing blue shorts and still holding her hand, replied boldly, "Lip to lip," eliciting a shocked look from Underwood and screams from the crowd.