There are some prominent people that Ellen DeGeneres knows. Including former First Lady Michelle Obama, Meghan Markle, acting giants Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Ryan Gosling, Will Smith, and Brad Pitt, as well as popstars Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, and Garth Brooks, the friendly talk show host has hosted the biggest stars.
DeGeneres, who was born on January 26, 1958, initially gained fame as a cast member of the comedy “Ellen” from 1994 to 1998. The “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which made its debut on September 8, 2003, was then hosted by her. The program featured a blend of comedy, human interest stories, and celebrity guests.
Celebrity jump scares, fan surprises, and adorable quizzes in which famous celebs would confess their crushes were all introduced by the lighthearted chat program. The show’s “Burning Questions,” in which DeGeneres asks intimate questions and celebrities respond by pressing a buzzer, and “Chat Time With Ellen,” in which she conducts interviews with individuals who have gone viral on social media, are some of its most well-known segments. Another popular piece was “Heads Up,” in which participants had to deduce what was printed on a card placed on their foreheads by seeing how the other participant performed it. This episode was so popular that it eventually became an app.
The program has also had a number of outstanding guest hosts who have briefly filled Ellen DeGeneres’ position, including Miley Cyrus, Robert Downey Jr., Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Aniston, Trisha Yearwood, and Goldie Hawn.
Viewers loved the show’s combination of celebrity power and entertaining games and segments, and it has subsequently won 63 Daytime Emmy Awards.
When DeGeneres invited average men, women, and kids who had achieved social media celebrity for an interview, it quickly became one of the most watched segments of the show. These visitors included single mothers, brave teenagers, and gorgeous young children. Kai Langer was one of them. Since a video of him singing along to Bruno Mars’s “Grenade” went viral when he was only 4 years old, he has made numerous appearances on the show.
Kai made lovely performances where he declared his love for DeGeneres and sang and danced his way into the hearts of American viewers all over the world. He appeared on the program once more when he was 8 years old.
Kai began by giving DeGeneres a crimson Valentine’s Day card that was the size of an A4 that featured his school photo and the words, “You are the loveliest. You were my first love. You’re fantastic. You are the top. You are gorgeous. You provide me joy. I love Ellen so much was written in huge, bold letters in the middle of the card. The host gave DeGeneres a kiss on the cheek after reading the card aloud to him and expressed her gratitude by saying she would cherish it forever.
After talking to DeGeneres about his recent visit on the show and artist Mars, Kai expressed his desire for a younger sibling but requested that the child be at least 5 years old since otherwise, “All you can really do is just touch its head.” At this time, DeGeneres urged Kai to take the stage and perform the song he had chosen earlier, “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran. Kai readied himself by getting up and closing his eyes, but he wasn’t really ready for what came next.
As DeGeneres watched with a large grin on her face, Kai then started singing the ballad. The audience began to yell as Kai’s performance was coming to a close. DeGeneres’ face took on a terrified expression as she expressed her hope that Kai would not hear the screaming and ruin the surprise. Although Kai’s eyes were closed from singing so hard, he was oblivious to the disturbance. It wasn’t immediately evident why the crowd cheered. Sheeran then entered the stage and began performing.
Then, as Kai kept singing, the British pop icon strolled over to the couch and sat down on its arm. Sheeren grinned and laughed at the happy occasion as DeGeneres gave the singer a proud mother expression.
Kai waited elatedly awaiting applause once he completed singing, but he was still oblivious that Sheeren was directly behind him. DeGeneres asked him to turn around and look behind him as he sat back down on the couch. When he turned around, the vocalist standing behind him astounded him. Before he could voice a nice “Hi” to the pop diva, he gave a trembling but endearing little wave. Sheeren offered the young man a high five and the audience shouted as he went to prepare for his own performance.
It’s unfortunate that the series has already come to an end. The final episode, which aired on May 26, 2022, had cameos from Aniston, who served as the program’s first-ever guest, Pink, and Billie Eilish. Moments like these are what make the show unique. DeGeneres said goodbye while crying and said:
“I hope that what I’ve been able to do over the past 19 years has made you happy and that I was able to take a little of the agony out of a difficult day,” the speaker said.