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Keith Urban Rocks Out to ‘The Fighter’ With Sporty Spice [Watch]

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Any performance from Keith Urban is exciting enough, but he gave fans an extra special treat when he brought Melanie C. — or as she’s more commonly known, Sporty Spice — onstage to sing his song “The Fighter” during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show. 

Urban normally sings the song with his duet partner Carrie Underwood, but the Spice Girl was a more than fine replacement. The country superstar took the first verse solo as usual, but was joined by Melanie for the chorus.

The former star of the ’90s British pop group was clearly enjoying her performance with Urban just as much as he was, dancing up a storm next to the country star.

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The pop singer stayed true to the song’s harmonies, but still managed to add her own spin to the track with her unique voice. Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman and fellow Norton guest Alan Cumming can be seen giving the pair a standing ovation at the conclusion of the performance.

During their appearance on the show, Urban told the hilarious story of a fan who once threw a prosthetic leg onstage for him to sign. “It was years ago and I was doing a concert at this big venue and somebody in the crowd shouted out, ‘Will you sign my leg?’ And I thought this will be a good moment. So I’m like, Yeah, come on up here’ … And so she disappeared for a minute. I couldn’t see her head and the next minute she reappeared and lobbed this prosthetic leg onto the stage!” Urban explains, much to the shock of his wife.

Urban and Underwood will sing “The Fighter” when the 2017 CMT Awards air on Wednesday (June 7) at 8PM ET.

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