The subject of PLAIN WHITE T’S hit HEY THERE DELILAH delighted fans outside the Grammy Awards on Sunday (10Feb08) by accompanying singer TOM HIGGENSON to the ceremony.
Higgenson was driven to write the 2007 chart anthem after falling for athlete Delilah DiCrescenzo when they met in Chicago, Illinois in 2003.
After Hey There Delilah was nominated for two Grammys – Song Of The Year and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group, neither of which the band won – Higgenson built up his courage and finally asked DiCrescenzo out on a high-profile date.
However, while DiCrescenzo accompanied Higgenson to the Los Angeles event, where fans began singing Hey There Delilah to her, she made it clear the two are not romantically involved as she has a boyfriend of six years.
She said, “He’s not jealous. It’s (my relationship with Higgenson) strictly platonic. I played a pretty important role in Hey There Delilah, so I wanted to be here.
“Being here is a very surreal experience. It is not normally my scene, which is normally training for my Olympic shot.”