Self-professed "queer girl with a nose ring" Jamie Barton was the undisputed star of the Last Night of the Proms.
The US mezzo-soprano, who took to the stage waving a Pride flag, said her mission was to "unify the audience".
And, with a sensuous reading of Bizet's Habañera and a wistful Over The Rainbow, she achieved her goal.
"We are witnessing something rather remarkable," said Radio 3's Petroc Trelawney. "That moment an audience falls in love with a singer."
His co-presenter Georgia Mann praised Barton's "heavenly warmth" and said her voice was "so rich, it's like bathing in a really beautiful bubble bath".
"There was a wave of love and acceptance and appreciation," observed conductor Sakari Oramo, following her performance at London's Royal Albert Hall.
Viewers at home seemed to agree.