DAVID BOWIE! The popular Saturday night UK TV show, Stars In Their Eyes, in which the contestants impersonate their favourite singer, had a special something for David Bowie fans this week. Tony Perry, from Benfleet in Essex, was one of five contestants for a place in the grand final this summer.
The host, Matthew Kelly, introduced Tony with these words about David :-
"Its fair to say our next star changed Rock 'n' Roll forever and changed himself in the process."
Tony had his own business, but now stays at home and looks after his children and the house, while his wife works as a teacher. Matthew Kelly asked him about his life :-
MK : "It can't be easy to be a house-husband - but I know for you there was a defining moment".
TP : "I think it finally hit home when I found myself sewing up a peg bag and enjoying it. It was a floral one as well!. The reason I chose the person I'm going to be tonight is because he's got a smashing haircut."
Tony sang Ashes To Ashes, wearing a copy of David's outfit for The Brit Awards 1996, complete with stillettos and earing. He was voted best of the night and won a place in the final later this year, when the general public can vote as well as the studio audience. Well done, Tony, and best of luck next time! (Anyone for a peg bag? - form an orderly queue after me ;)