Rescued Chilean miner rocks some Elvis
November 5th, 2010
01:52 PM ET

Rescued Chilean miner rocks some Elvis

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.

soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. BigJ

    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.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. Renae Mann

    It's also great they made it out alive because here in WV we lost 29 miners in April.

    November 7, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. josephine

    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.

    November 6, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. isabelle lakman

    people be nice enjoy life Pena congratulations i love you thank you for being a life
    good singer mr. pena

    November 6, 2010 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. @Kim

    You shut your dirty wh0re mouth

    November 5, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Steven Seagal

    How long do we have to be nice and pretend that this guy's Elvis act is anything but horrible?

    November 5, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kiki

    I am so HAPPY for the Chilean miners and their families! It's a miracle they all were saved and no one died!

    November 5, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |

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