Jessica Simpson has a new hero by her side - a Tennessee soldier has won the opportunity to record a Christmas song and perform live with the busty pop star.
John Britt won an American Idol-type contest onboard aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Persian Gulf and landed the chance to sing with Simpson.
The aviation boatswain's mate third class will record a track with the singer for her upcoming Happy Christmas album - and she has asked him to join her onstage when she sings I’ll Be Home for Christmas at Rockefeller Center’s tree-lighting ceremony in New York on 30 November (10).
Thrilled Britt tells Life & Style magazine, "This has been a dream of mine since I found my first guitar in the attic as a kid."