‘No words’: Crowd member delights Glastonbury with Thiago Silva performance
Alex Mann’s performance of Dave’s hit went down so well it even earned a response from the Brazilian footballer himself.
A Glastonbury crowd member has been propelled to instant fame after an on-stage performance with rapper Dave that set the internet talking.
The grime artist was performing to a crowd of thousands when he asked an audience member to join him for his and AJ Tracey’s hit Thiago Silva, named after the Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain footballer.
After spotting a young man in a PSG shirt with the player’s name across the back, Dave called out: “I see a PSG shirt over there. Do you know the lyrics?”
After shouting a short rendition back, the crowd member, named Alex, was brought up to the stage, where he amazed the audience with a hugely energetic word-for-word performance that ended with the crowd chanting his name.
— BBC Radio 1Xtra (@1Xtra) June 30, 2019
The video has since been viewed millions of times online, and even prompted the player himself to respond, saying “thanks Alex!”
Silva then tweeted a plea in Portuguese to “help me find Alex”, to which a Twitter user called Alex Mann responded: “Right here mate.”
— Alex (@mannerzzzz) July 1, 2019
Right here mate
Seeing the exchange, Dave replied “OH MY GOD”, to which Alex responded “no words”.
— SANTAN (@Santandave1) July 1, 2019
OH MY GOD https://t.co/amnGT2YW0T