Porirua singer Tone Togiatama will be sharing the stage with his music idol Stan Walker.
The Australian Idol winner’s Wellington concert is on February 17 at the Wellington Opera House, and Togiatama will be the opening act.
The 19-year-old won the opportunity to sing at the concert through an online competition, where he posted a recorded audition on the internet to get votes. The announcement was made on Facebook on February 3.
‘‘I’m blown away and humbled, and secretly crying with happiness inside,’’ said Togiatama.
‘‘[Walker] called me over when I was at Parachute (music festival) in the weekend, and I had a chat with him. He said he’d been watching my audition tape heaps and will contact me.’’