The 'Singing Plumber' stuns Sydney Breakfast show hosts

Publish Date
Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 8:58AM
Photo / Youtube

Photo / Youtube

A tradesman has shared his hopes to quit his job and begin a career on stage after his spine-tingling performance of Nessun Dorma while attaching a shower head went viral.

Footage posted on Facebook shows the 22-year-old, from Sydney, belting out a heartfelt rendition of the piece popularised by Pavarotti. 

On Monday Dylan Saliba told Daily Mail his ambitions include to sing professionally.

'My dream would be to definitely sing as a profession, knowing i can make a living, be happy and support my family,' the plumber said.

'My all time milestone for myself, if i could sing beside Andrea Bocelli.'

Having wowed the web with his incredible opera singing - the amazing tenor has only had just a 'few lessons' in his life.

Saliba has since been 'overwhelmed' with the outpouring of positive responses to his clip having once believed his skills would have gone unnoticed. 

'I am so thankful at all the kind words and support everyone is giving me. It has given me a lot more confidence to sing in front of people.'  

His new found fame has prompted Saliba to encourage others to pursue what they love and share any talents they may be hiding away. 

'Definitely don't hide it from the world, if you got something special and you know people are going to love it, share it. 

'There's no shame in trying and having a go at something you love doing.'

In the clip that has since gone viral, which appears on his Facebook page The Singing Plumber, Saliba sings as his stunned colleague exclaims silently to the camera.

At the end of the video, Dylan smiles sheepishly as he realises he is being filmed.

The shy tradesman was secretly recorded by his colleague and friend of 12 years John Mammone, who said Dylan is always singing at work.

Speaking to MailOnline, the tradesman, who learned to sing by listening to CDs of Andrea Bocelli, said he was 'very overwhelmed' by the attention the video had received online. 

'I've had two singing lessons about three years ago,' he said. 'I don't sing professionally, just for a laugh.'

'I just sing and people love it. I sung once in front of my family and friends - they cried and screamed. It was a good feeling but I freaked out a little,' he added. 

'Since then, whenever there is a birthday they always ask me to sing but I say no.'

When asked if he would reconsider his career as a tradesman, he said: 'I'm just a plumber, I never thought about singing.

'People tell me to do talent shows but I always say next year. If something comes from this video I'd love to sing every day. 

'I wasn't expecting the likes and comments on the video.'  

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