To convey her feelings, Toscano discovered "Say You Won't Let Go" by The X Factor UK season 9 winner James Arthur and "immediately fell in love with how honest the lyrics were." "To me, it described our love story to a T, so I pulled in my friend and musical partner Jared Lee to do my own arrangement and spin on the song so it was even more personal," she says. "I decided that instead of dancing to our 'first dance' that I would change it up and serenade him. It was incredibly difficult to get through the song without bursting into happy tears, but I wouldn't change a thing. It was such a vulnerable and special moment between us and our closest friends and family." In an Instagram post, the Howard Beach, New York, native called Smith her "biggest cheerleader" and explained her decision to sing for him. The last time I sung for someone was at my Sweet 16 & it was to my Grandpa Jay who has since passed. I decided after that moment that I probably would never do that again, because I basically sobbed through the whole performance & He probably couldn't understand a word I sang to him. After that I kind of detached my emotions a bit because if I felt too emotionally connected to a song, I would relate too much & kind of crumble... I was scared to share those "weaknesses"'with anybody but my father & my grandpa so I tucked them away for quite a while. Finally I found the one who has accepted me flaws & all, Who prefers feeling over perfection & the one who has faithfully stayed by my side as my biggest cheerleader throughout some of our toughest moments. So on Jan 7th, Through the happy tears, I let my guard down & sang to Jimmy one of the truest songs I have ever sung #SayYouWontLetGo by @jamesarthurinsta23 A video posted by Pia Toscano (@piatoscano) on Jan 13, 2017 at 3:06pm PST The couple met while both performing in former American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez's All I Have residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Toscano recently tweeted that she is back in rehearsals for the show.
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