Yoyoka Soma, 9, got the surprise of a lifetime on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Tuesday.

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Asked who her favourite drummer is, Yoyoka said her No. 1 in the rock genre is Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl.

She “loves the sound that his drums make,” her interpreter said, adding that “he has a really heavy groove.”

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Later in the show, little drummer Yoyoka performed a cover of Foo Fighters’ “The Pretender”, and when she was finished, DeGeneres played a special video message recorded by Dave Grohl himself.

“Hey Yoyoka, this is Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters. I’ve seen you play ‘The Pretender’ before and you’re amazing,” he said. “So keep it up, because the world needs more drummers.”