What a night to remember! The countdown to the 2013 Detroit Fireworks was full of music and memorable moments.

Among the highlights was spending time with DJ Tony from the Ellen DeGeneres show. Tony was one of the judges for the Local 4 Super Singer competition. The fireworks held a very sentimental meaning to Tony because this fourth of July will mark his first as being an American Citizen.

DJ Tony of the Ellen DeGeneres show with Carmen and Devin

"I consider it my birthday," Tony told Carmen. "It is my fourth of July birthday. I am really excited. I have been here (in the United States) for so long and worked here for so long it is an honor."

Tony Lucca was also a judge for the Local 4 Super Singer competition. Lucca, who gained fame on the hit NBC show "The Voice" told Chuck Gaidica it is much different being a judge than a competitor. What would he tell the Super Singer hopefuls? "One thing that works most - that I have seen or experienced - if you can relax long enough to connect with the crowd, coaches, judges, whatever it is that's what resonates with people beyond your vocal chops."

Tony Lucca of 'The Voice' fame

Watch the entire fireworks preshow featuring DJ Tony, Tony Lucca, Governor Rick Snyder, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and more:

Watch Detroit Fireworks pre-show part 1

Watch Detroit Fireworks pre-show part 2

Watch Detroit Fireworks pre-show part 3

Watch Detroit Fireworks pre-show part 4

IMAGES: Stars of the 2013 Detroit Fireworks

Published On: Jun 24 2013 09:21:30 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 24 2013 11:04:50 PM EDT

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