Pink pays tribute to Dame Olivia Newton-John
Pink paid tribute to Dame Olivia Newton-John at the American Music Awards (AMA) on Sunday (20.11.22).
The 43-year-old singer donned a sparkly feathered dress to perform “Hopeless Devoted to You” from “Grease” in honor of the late singer – who died of breast cancer in August at the age of 73 – while that images of Olivia were playing on a screen behind her at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Pink – who was joined at the ceremony by her husband Carey Hart and their children Willow, 11, and Jameson, five – also performed her new single, ‘Never Gonna Not Dance Again’, live for the first time earlier in the evening. .
Ahead of the event, the ‘Raise Your Glass’ hitmaker admitted it was “an absolute honour” to be asked to pay tribute to Olivia.
She told ABC7, “I had the pleasure of being with her many times, and she was as sweet as you can imagine.
“She was such an icon, and it’s a great honor to be able to sing her. [music].”
Pink had tried to keep the details of her performance a secret, but previously revealed that her daughter helped her learn the song.
She said, “I can’t tell you [what I’m singing], but I’ll tell you, my daughter did “Grease” in her last production of the summer, and she’s teaching me the song. It will be magical.”
And the ‘So What’ singer admitted her daughter was one of her toughest critics because she knows her music better than herself.
She said: “Willow is gnarly when I forget the lyrics to my own songs. I made a bet with her once.
“She was like, ‘That’s not the right words.’ I’m like, ‘I wrote it.’ She’s like, ‘Those aren’t the words.’ And we came back, she won. It’s tough.”