Edison Peña wasn’t joking when he said he loves Elvis Presley.
The rescued Chilean miner sang and showed off some of his Elvis dance moves Thursday night on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”
In town to reportedly participate in the New York City Marathon, Peña talked to Letterman about his ordeal being trapped for 69 days with 33 other miners.
He corrected Letterman when the host mentioned that a group of the miners would sing Elvis tunes to pass the time. “I like to sing by myself,” Peña said through his interpreter before launching into the lyrics of the King’s hit, “Suspicious Minds.”
Peña really got into it once "Late Show" bandleader Paul Shaffer started playing the notes. What followed was a mini-performance that thrilled the audience.
Even Letterman was moved. “I kind of want to hug you now,” he said before embracing Peña. The rescued miner is a devoted Elvis fan and has been invited to visit Graceland during his visit to the States.
Click here to watch Peña's performance.
Man, when the day comes criticizing Elvis fans for what they do, that is a sad day in this world... I guess YOU people criticizing this guy for singing and dancing Elvis songs were NEVER an Elvis fan. So do us ALL Elvis fans a favor and DON'T POST on this article.
It's also great they made it out alive because here in WV we lost 29 miners in April.
Who cares if his performance and singing weren't very good. He never claimed to be a singer, just an Elvis fan. He is grateful and enjoying his life.
people be nice enjoy life Pena congratulations i love you thank you for being a life
good singer mr. pena
Please try to post coherent thoughts.
You shut your dirty wh0re mouth
How long do we have to be nice and pretend that this guy's Elvis act is anything but horrible?
@cheefsfury: LOL ! You're good!
I guess you rock performing Steven Seagal
I am sure it's all in fun.He never said he was great.He likes the music.Live & let live.
I am so HAPPY for the Chilean miners and their families! It's a miracle they all were saved and no one died!
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