Thursday, November 21, 2013

Watch Darius Rucker join Wando High School teen for duet at talent show

Wando 16-year old joined by Hootie frontman

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Last night, country music superstar Darius Rucker, who lives in Mount Pleasant, joined Wando High's Frankie Antonelli on stage at the school's annual talent show.

The Hootie frontman's mid-song entrance, which riled the auditorium full of Frankie faithful, to Rucker's ballad on growing older, "While I Still Got the Time," set up a special duet with Antonelli, a 16-year old with Down Syndrome, for the song's final verse.

After the performance, Antonelli's mother Debbie, a college basketball analyst for ESPN, took to Twitter in testament to her son's indomitable spirit, "Can't count how many people told us Frankie can't/won't because he has Down Syndrome. WRONG! He can and will."

A video shot by Frankie's mother, originally posted by the Post and Courier, has since been burning up the #chs interwebs.

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