Alex Di Antonio, 11, performs with Hedley lead singer Jacob Hoggard on stage at Abbotsford Centre on Monday night.

VIDEO: Boy, 11, wins contest to sing with Hedley

Alex Di Antonio of Langley performs song at Abbotsford concert

The only time that Alex Di Antonio, 11, had previously performed music for a crowd was at his school’s talent show.

But the Grade 6 student of Dorothy Peacock Elementary in Langley played to a much larger audience – more than 5,000 people – on Monday night.

Alex joined the stage with the band Hedley, who was in town for a show at Abbotsford Centre, to perform the song Kiss You Inside Out.

He won the opportunity after submitting a video of himself singing Hedley’s Better Days to a contest held by KiSS Radio.

Alex, who said he’s a big Hedley fan, said the experience on Monday night was a bit of a blur.

“It was just amazing. It was nerve-racking,” he said.

Alex said he has been singing for about three or four years and playing guitar for about a year, but he’s not sure whether he’ll have a career in music.

“Maybe. We’ll have to see,” he said.

Hedley’s stop in Abbotsford was part of its 32-city Cageless tour.

For a photo gallery of the show, click here.

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