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Girls screamed for Johnny Ruffo

Gympie’s Breanna Mackay was called up on stage and sung to by X-Factor’s Johnny Ruffo. She also met both him (inset) and X Factor winner Reece Mastin backstage after the concert.
Gympie’s Breanna Mackay was called up on stage and sung to by X-Factor’s Johnny Ruffo. She also met both him (inset) and X Factor winner Reece Mastin backstage after the concert. Contributed

OF THE thousand-plus young girls screaming for Johnny Ruffo in concert on Sunday night, it was Gympie's Breanna Mackay, 17, who was called up on stage to dance with the X-Factor heartthrob.

Breanna and her little sister had waited since 10am that morning to secure a place right up the front.

They were at Caloundra RSL to see X-Factor winner, Reece Mastin in concert - standing room only.

The girls had secured a spot in the second row, but when supporting act Johnny Ruffo took to the stage, the pushing and shoving started.

That's when Breanna decided to watch the show from up the back where it was less chaotic.

It was a good move. Johnny's two dancers walked up the back to where she was and Breanna took the opportunity to give them a hug.

"I ran up to them and gave one a hug. Why? Because they were up on stage dancing with Johnny Ruffo," she told The Gympie Times.

"I turned around to walk off and they grabbed me and asked me to walk with them up to the stage.

"We waited backstage while Johnny finished singing his song, then they walked me on stage and sat me on a seat while Johnny sung Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars.

"It was pretty scary ... he was singing and walking around me. After the song finished we walked backstage and he said thank you, then I got my bag and left the stage because Reece was ready to go on.

"No one knew I had gone up until they saw me on stage."

Breanna's friends were green with envy and couldn't believe her luck after being shoved and pushed from the front to the back.

The aspiring model had moved to protect her little sister from being crushed.

"It was pretty good timing. That night security had to lift girls out of the mosh pit because they were getting squashed. I left with my sister because it was too rough and she couldn't see.

Breanna, her two sisters and their friends had purchased VIP tickets for $120 to meet Reece Mastin backstage.

"There was only 100 people allowed in and everyone lined up," she said. "He asked me how I was and signed my shirt."

The VIP tickets came with Reece Mastin merchandise, which he happily signed.

His self-titled debut album was released on Friday and includes tracks on X-Factor.

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