Is this David Bowie’s youngest fan? Watch five-year-old boy from Stevenage pay tribute in astronaut outfit by singing Space Oddity – and he’s word perfect

PUBLISHED: 18:15 20 January 2016 | UPDATED: 18:15 20 January 2016

Thomas Seaton paying tribute to David Bowie in his video performance of Space Oddity.

Thomas Seaton paying tribute to David Bowie in his video performance of Space Oddity.

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A five-year-old boy from Stevenage has paid his own special tribute to music legend David Bowie by singing every word of Space Oddity in an astronaut outfit – while mimicking his signature moves too.

Five-year-old Thomas Seaton pictured alongside dad John with his Martins Wood's Got Talent trophy.Five-year-old Thomas Seaton pictured alongside dad John with his Martins Wood's Got Talent trophy.

Young Thomas Seaton has grown up listening to the late singer and won a talent competition at Martins Wood Primary School for his rendition of the song – first released in 1969.

But when news of Bowie’s death from cancer at the age of 69 was announced last week, he donned his astronaut costume to pay his respects while proud parents Carolina and John captured the performance on video at their home in Pin Green.

“We only have to show him something and if he likes it he wants to watch it again and again until he learns it,” said mum Carolina.

“It’s our fault about the music he likes, and he’s been brought up listening to the Rolling Stones, The Beatles and David Bowie, and has seen the film Labyrinth too.

Thomas watching the news about the death of David Bowie at the age of 69 before paying tribute to the singer in a video.Thomas watching the news about the death of David Bowie at the age of 69 before paying tribute to the singer in a video.

“We’re not pushy parents but he’s a bit of a show-off and loves to perform.

“He had sung Space Oddity before, but when he heard the news he got a bit upset and liked the idea of doing the song as a tribute.”

About the talent contest at his school in Mildmay Road, Carolina added: “We had prepared him for a bit of a fall as we didn’t want him to feel disappointed if he didn’t win.

“But since he sung at school we’ve had some of the kids there singing it too and we’ve had one of the mums coming up to ask us about how they can watch the video.

Thomas wears an astronaut outfit for his performance of David Bowie's Space Oddity.Thomas wears an astronaut outfit for his performance of David Bowie's Space Oddity.

The video, posted online with the tagline ‘Possibly David Bowie’s youngest fan’, and has already had hundreds of views.

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