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    SAL VALENTINETTI AMERICA’S GOT TALENT FINALIST TO PERFORM AT LONG ISLAND CARES’ ANNUAL GALA ON OCTOBER 25TH

    Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, the Italian pizza delivery man for his cousin’s place from Bethpage, who catapulted to national television fame as the fifth place finalist on this season of America’s Got Talent will bring his blend of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and other Great American Songbook standards to Oheka Castle on Tuesday, October 25 in a performance to support Long Island Cares, Inc. as part of the organization’s annual Harry Chapin Humanitarian Awards Gala.

    The 21 year old crooner who impressed AGT judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Mel B. and Heidi Klum first learned the American standards at his grandmother’s knee and his passion grew further when he discovered his hidden vocal talent in his teenage years. “Sal the Voice,” as he is known by everyone from Brooklyn to Bay Shore, can be found on most Sundays sipping cappuccino at the café, telling stories, making jokes and planning his next move – to bring back to American pop culture the consummate, classy, old-school entertainer with a heart of gold. When his grandmother passed away, her music was all Sal had to remember her by.  He had previously tried out for season 14 of American Idol, where he successfully made it past the auditions but did not proceed to the live shows.

    “Sal Valentinetti has become a music phenomenon as a result of his incredible voice and warm personality that millions of people saw on America’s Got Talent”, said  Cheryl Steinhauer, Special Events Manager at Long Island Cares.  “To finish in fifth place on a nationally televised talent show in front of an A-list of Judges and millions of viewers is an amazing accomplishment and we’re very excited that Sal has agreed to perform at our Gala at the beginning of his career which will undoubtedly be a very successful one.”

    Long Island Cares’ Gala will be honoring Bruce Mosler of Cushman and Wakefield, and Kenneth Fisher, founder of Fisher House for their philanthropy in assisting veterans, military personnel and their families. Carol Silva, Anchor on News 12 Long Island will serve as emcee for the evening which also features music from a 19 piece orchestra.  For tickets and sponsorships, contact Cheryl Steinhauer at 631.582.3663 Ext 104 or email csteinhauer@licares.org.  For press inquiries, contact Robin S. Amato, CFRE at 631-582-3663 ext. 103.

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