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Freehold Boy Joins Bruno Mars in Super Bowl Halftime Show

Stephen Sayegh was one of the dozen children who started off the performance by singing Mars' "Billionaire."

Credit: Paige Sayegh
Credit: Paige Sayegh
A Freehold Township boy got the experience of a lifetime when he joined Bruno Mars on stage at the 2014 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday.

Stephen Sayegh, 10, was one of the dozen children who started off the performance by singing Mars' "Billionaire." 

Originally, the children were only going to be seen in silhouette, according to Stephen's mother Paige Sayegh, who co-owns Dance Attitudes of NJ in Marlboro. On the Thursday before the Super Bowl, Mars' team told the parents and kids that he wanted the world to see the talented dozen.

The band members and Mars couldn't have been nicer, Paige said.

"He (Mars) hugged each and every one of them and was lovely. They were beyond lovely," she said.

In addition to getting to meet Mars, of whom Stephen is a big fan, the Laura Donovan Elementary School student was excited by the police escort into MetLife Stadium and the experience of singing before such a large crowd, Paige noted.

And while this may have been the biggest venue Stephen has performed in, it wasn't his first time in the spotlight. Stephen's television and singing credits include a Saturday Night Live appearance in a skit with Eli Manning and the 9/11 Mayor Bloomberg Benefit with the Broadway Youth Ensemble. Stephen also dances at Dance Attitudes of NJ.

Stephen is represented by Tamara Markowitz of TM Talent in Marlboro.
George Murphy February 10, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Very nice, but beware of the child-actor syndrome. Hollywood (and the like) will exploit your children for whatever they need, and then toss them to the wind like a gum wrapper. If you don't believe it, then look at the statistics. Just beware, is all I can say. In any case, congrats to Stephen!

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