Darius Rucker joins student on stage during Wando High School talent show

frankieI’m gonna work like I don’t need the money

I’m gonna laugh like I’m not afraid to cry

I’m gonna dance like nobody’s watching

I’m gonna love while I still got the time

‘While I still got the time’ – Darius Rucker

There was lots of laughing, dancing and love at the Wando High School talent show Wednesday night when Rucker joined 16-year-old Frankie Antonelli on stage during the student’s rendition of Rucker’s song.

The moment was especially touching because Antonelli has Down Syndrome. His mom Debbie, a woman’s basketball analyst who often appears on ESPN and other networks, tweeted that Frankie hasn’t let anything stop him.

UPDATE: Read the interview with Debbie here.

Watch the video here. Darius makes his appearance about 3:15:

10 thoughts on “Darius Rucker joins student on stage during Wando High School talent show

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  2. Frankie exudes personality! I’m certain he brightens a lot of people’s days. Darius thank you for making a young man’s evening even more enjoyable!

  3. We couldn’t stop crying watching this. Now Grace thinks Justin Bieber will pop in on her talent show next time! Thanks for your big heart, Darius!

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  5. This is a really wonderful video! Frankie is such a great performer–he defines stage presence! Also, many thanks to Darius Rucker for his never-ending support for kids in the Charleston area. I’d also like to say thank you to Wando for providing a venue where all kids can showcase their talent! Kathleen Cartmell

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