Tony's song for wedding in USA

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A BASILDON singer provided a wedding soundtrack to a couple he has never met and who live more than 5,000 miles away in the USA.

Tony Roberts, from Pitsea, said he was “gobsmacked” to receive an e-mail from David and Vi Ngon, from California, asking if they could play his cover of Trey Songz’s Simply Amazing for their first dance after seeing it on video site YouTube.

Four months later, and the pair have created a professional musicvideo from their wedding, which is set to Mr Roberts’s cover version and even sent it to him so he could see it.

Mr Roberts, 26, who has auditioned for talent shows, X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, said: “I am a professional singer, so I post a few covers and things on YouTube “About four months ago this couple from America contacted me, completely out of the blue, to ask if they could use my song because they preferred it to the original.

“I was absolutely gobsmacked I just could not believe it. I was so touched.

I didn’t expect to hear from them again and then a couple of weeks ago they sent me the video they had made with my song in the background.

“I was just so taken aback. The video was absolutely brilliant.”

In the past Mr Roberts has performed with the cast of The OnlyWay is Essex.

He will also be working on the next series of BBC1’s the Voice.

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