Marie-Mai singing ‘Firework’ reaches Katy Perry after #GetIt2Katy campaign

WATCH ABOVE: Singer Marie-Mai performs an acoustic version of Katy Perry’s Firework to honour founder Richard Legault, who passed away in February. Global’s Rachel Lau reports.

MONTREAL – The music community was devastated after 42-year-old journalist and MontrealConcerts founder Richard Legault passed away suddenly on February 16, 2015.

So, when Journal de Montreal journalist Raphaël Gendron-Martin asked Quebecoise singer Marie-Mai to sing a tribute to the music lover it seemed natural that she would perform an acoustic rendition of ‘Firework’ with her husband Fred St-Gelais playing guitar – a song Legault had a soft spot for.

WATCH: Marie-Mai’s cover of Firework

After the soulful performance, Gendron-Martin called out to the Twitterverse with the hashtag #GetIt2Katy to ask singer Katy Perry to watch the video.

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The internet has gone crazy over the video since its release four days ago.

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Perry’s management sent Gendron-Martin this mission accomplished note: “Well, you got it to her. Cheers.”

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