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A Darius Rucker duet for Lowcountry boy

A Darius Rucker duet for Lowcountry boy

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November 21st, 2013 -
Frankie Antonelli likes to sing songs by his favorite Country singer, Darius Rucker.

But Wednesday night, the 16 year-old Wando High School student was  not only singing a song by Rucker, he was signing a song with Rucker.

Antonelli, who has Down Syndrome, was more than halfway through  Rucker's song "While I Still Got the Time" when Rucker himself joined in on the song.

The crowd cheered at  the Wando talent show as both Antonelli and Rucker finished the song together.

The video has become an instant hit on social media.

Frankie's father Frank says Darius has been a friend of the family for many years and promised over a year ago that if Frankie was ever on stage singing, he would join him.

"He was true to his word and it was a very special moment for our entire family" Antonelli said.

The two singers ended the duet  with a hug and high five with Frankie claiming he may have the better voice.

"I do, but my father says no", laughed Frankie.

Image courtesy of WCBD-TV.

 

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