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Vin Diesel sings Sam Smith; 'Stay With Me' singer says he loves it

Vin Diesel's pipes are back on display for 'Stay With Me,' courtesy of a British radio station's setup
'I don't know how I did that,' Vin Diesel says after covering Sam Smith's song 'Stay With Me' in an interview

Vin Diesel has proved he can sing a song by Sam Smith — and Sam Smith thinks Vin Diesel was pretty flippin' awesome when he was singing it.

While Diesel was doing publicity for "Guardians of the Galaxy," British radio station Capital FM presented him with Smith's "Stay With Me" lyrics and a backing track for the tune and set him loose. The "Fast & Furious" star gamely gave it a whirl, aiming for the high notes and everything.

"I don't know how I did that," Diesel said as his impromptu performance ended to a round of applause from the folks in the room.

Maybe he did it the same way he sang "Stay" by Rihanna last year as a Valentine's Day video gift to Paloma Jimenez, his girlfriend and the mother of his two children. Perhaps that home video in which he danced along to Katy Perry and Beyonce songs gave him lasting confidence?

At any rate, Smith really was a fan of the action star's efforts.

"First of all I thought it was going to be good, but when I heard it, it's the most hilarious thing I've heard in my life," the pop singer told the same radio station Thursday morning. "It's amazing. Brilliant. The falsetto!"

Smith said he and Diesel should do a duet one day.

"It would be amazing."

You can watch Diesel's full performance here.

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