WDZH's Buck & Coop Get Bruno Mars To The 'Prom'
February 13, 2013 at 10:44 AM (PT)
Last year, PORT HURON, MI resident and BRUNO MARS fan EMILY TORRES posted an online video plea to the producers of ELLEN. In it, she reworked the lyrics to MARS' hit "Locked Out Of Heaven" into a musical invitation for the singer to attend her junior prom. Word quickly spread to BUCK AND COOP, morning hosts at CBS Top 40 WDZH (98.7 AMP RADIO)/DETROIT. The duo came to her aid and spent the next several weeks trying to make it happen.
This week, just in time for VALENTINE'S DAY, TORRES' wish came true -- kind of -- as the girl and her family were flown to L.A. to attend a taping of ELLEN, whose musical guest just happened to be ... wait for it ... BRUNO MARS.
MARS told the young lady that he would not be able to attend her prom, but added that he had arranged for GUCCI to supply her with a prom dress! He also gave her four front-row passes to his next appearance in DETROIT. As she wiped tears from her eyes, MARS turned to the audience, saying, "This is about to blow your mind. EMILY, since I can't come to the prom with you, we brought the prom here and I would love to have a dance with you." The couple hit the floor to the sound of LUTHER VANDROSS singing "Always And Forever" and were joined by a few other couples and ELLEN herself. The show aired TUESDAY (2/12). Watch the clip here.