Antonino Modicano , alias " Tony " , was born on February 3 , 1989 in Syracuse (Sicily , Italy ) . It took its first steps in 2004 at the tender age of 15 participating in various singing competitions provincial , regional and national , always gaining success at the podium . Guest in the local television of Syracuse in music broadcasts and show at regional television stations " Antenna Sicilia " , " Teleuno Tris " , " Telecolor " , " Video Region " and " Sicilia International " on Sky . In 2010 he participates in the selection of skimming of Maria De Filippi " Friends " program coming in the last 100 selected . To date he inserts his interpretations of cover songs on digital stores ( iTunes , Amazon , Spotify ) and YouTube channel where you can see her live performances .