SA 2009 Idols winner Jason Hartman has been invited to write and sing a song for the first dance at Prince Albert II and South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock’s wedding.
Hartman, whose charting songs Break the Silence and On The Run have received extensive air play, will be performing with his band at the gala dinner at the Monaco Opera House on 2 July. The Royal family of Monaco as well as many international celebrities and dignitaries will be attending the occasion.
“I am incredibly honoured to have been invited not only to sing at the wedding, but to write a song for the Prince and Princess of Monaco’s first dance,” said 31-year-old Hartman, who was first introduced to Wittstock through her swimming coach in 2009.
The song is under wraps and is expected to be included on the follow up to his top selling debut album On The Run, in the pipeline for release in late 2011.
Hartman’s visit to Monaco will also include performing two shows at the Monaco Grand Prix and opening for The Eagles on 30 June at the Monaco Soccer Stadium.
2011 also sees Hartman debut in his first feature film A Million Colours, which will be released at the Toronto Film Festival later this year.
Prince Albert and Wittstock have been together since February 2006 and announced their engagement on 23 June 2010.