Delilah makes good on date -- Daily Herald
Dave Tirio, from left, Tom Higgenson, Tim Lopez, Mike Retondo and De'Mar named Delilah DiCrescenzo, and the band's frontman, Tom Higgenson, Unfortunately, DiCrescenzo was already dating someone, but the pair. Delilah DiCrescenzo attended the ceremony as Tom Higgenson's date on February 10, The song didn't win, and while it was technically their first date. Tom Higgenson says playing Chicago's House of Blues — where Plain It's where he first bonded with Delilah DiCrescenzo, the inspiration for "'It'll be the song that gets us famous, and you'll be my date for the Grammys.'".
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The two ended up dating and remained close until his death in That's actually Alperin posing on the single art, wearing what she told NPR "was, like, [her] normal outfit, what [she] wore all the time. They were real tears. My boyfriend at the time was supposed to come to the shoot -- he was three hours late and I was just about to leave for tour.
I didn't think he was even going to come and this was the song that was written for him. He eventually showed up and I got myself in a real emotional state. Wright started as a secretary at Motown records -- where she and the star met -- before her own musical prowess was realized both by the label and Wonder.
She had a short marriage with him that ended around the mid-'70s though the exact year is debatable. The lead singer of Plain White T's, Tom Higgenson, had written the song five years prior after being introduced to DiCrescenzo -- a runner who would go on to become an Olympic hopeful. She had a boyfriend at the time, but Higgenson still insisted he was going to write a song about her.
It means something to everybody -- especially for anybody who ever yearned for someone. I said, 'Like what? Then it took off, eventually reaching No.
That's when the questions came: Is this a true story? Does Delilah actually exist? I didn't want the spotlight. I was nervous that I'd let Tom's fans down. They'd be disappointed to hear I have a boyfriend. Every girl would want a song written about her, and they'd think I was ungrateful and rude to deny Tom.
I felt pressure to live up to those expectations. On top of that, I was lacking confidence in my running. I wasn't yet validated in my sport. I hadn't proven myself. During competition, I didn't want to feel scrutinized and have people root against me. Then one day my friend, Laura Wozniak, volunteered me for a radio interview. I was like, "Laura, I'm going to kill you. I did the interview. And then the requests poured in: When it was announced that the song had been nominated for a Grammy, there was another surge in requests.
To be honest, the publicity was distracting me from my running, but at least it was good PR. It brought attention to my sport and let me talk about my running career. And I know Will was relieved. He'd been defending himself to his friends. They were like, "Aren't you two together?
It was a relief for him to see me on national TV and say, "I'm with Will.
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Tom invited me, and Will was fine with it. Feb 8,ended up being one of the greatest days in my life. It was so much fun, despite being so out of my element. I swapped my sports bra and running shoes for a glamorous dress and expensive jewelry that, unfortunately, I had to return. I walked the red carpet, celebrated the song, supported the band and met some amazing people.
I was living it up. The song gave my profile a boost, but my running had to speak for itself. I really broke out that May, when I finally achieved the Olympic Trials -- the meter steeplechase. That validated me as a runner.
I could now back-up my funny bio with substance. Later that month, Puma signed me.
My first sponsorship put me over the edge. I found my groove on the international level inwhen I competed in the World Cross Country Championships in Jordan. Then, inI finally made the World Championship team in the meter steeplechase, but I had to withdraw because of a stress fracture in my hip. Over the last couple of weeks, I've been training to make our team again for the World Cross Country Championships in Poland.
I'm proud of my accomplishments since the song blew up, and I'm now in a place where I can fully enjoy the song. I'm a lucky girl. If it wasn't for me, I'm sure Tom would've been inspired by a different girl and written an amazing song about her.