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