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George Clooney praises his wedding singer

GEORGE Clooney asked an unknown singer to perform at his wedding.

The 'Monuments Men' actor and his new wife, human rights barrister, Amal Alamuddin, decided against asking a well known pop star to sing at their nuptials in Venice, Italy, on Saturday (27.09.14), preferring to shine the spotlight on the daughter of their family friend.  

According to People magazine, Nora Sagal - the daughter of Warner Brothers executive David Sagal - performed during the couple's romantic Venetian ceremony and even serenaded them as they took to the dance floor for their first dance.

George shared: "[She] sang 'Always' during the ceremony."   

She then sang a cover of the Cole Porter song, 'Why Shouldn't I?' for the first dance.  

George and Amal also included a sentimental nod to the actor's parents, Nick and Nina, by starting the ceremony off with an Irving Berlin song, the same song his mother and father danced to at their own wedding.  

The Hollywood hunk previously praised Nora as "insanely talented" after asking her to record 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' for the 'Monuments Men' soundtrack.   

He said: "[Nora] is just an insanely talented singer. She recorded that song and we just used it."