Shania Twain takes a selfie on stage with an excited fan

Must See 20/12/2018

Shania Twain made one lucky Kiwi fan's birthday wish come true when she picked her out of the crowd during her sold out Spark Arena concert in Auckland on Tuesday night.

Marie from Papamoa was invited to join the country-pop superstar on stage, where she explained she was on the phone with her husband, who wasn't able to attend.

When Marie revealed it was also her birthday, the audience spontaneously serenaded her with 'Happy Birthday' - with Shania taking over the final notes of the tune.

The 'That Don't Impress Me Much' hitmaker then got on the line with Marie's husband, who had been patiently listening the entire time.

"Hi there, we don't know how to put you on speaker, so we're just saying's Shania here!" she says in footage captured by a fan.

"Where are you? Something-ara? Oh, Papamoa!"

With the formalities out of the way, Marie told her husband they'd need to hang up, before a security guard snapped a photo of pair and Marie went happily on her way.

"I love this!" Shania said.

During the two-hour performance, an audience member told Newshub that Shania got emotional as she reminisced on her time living in New Zealand, where she and her ex-husband had several properties.

"I've been coming to New Zealand for 15 years, but this is the first time I've performed," she said.


"Ironically, I used to come here to escape being Shania Twain - but now I'm all the same person, and here I am."

She reportedly told fans she felt "blessed to be a part of such a beautiful country", adding that she would be catching up with old Kiwi friends while she's here.

The Now tour will see Shania perform again on Wednesday night at Auckland's Spark Arena and at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday.