There’s nobody, now or ever, who will come near singing the Grease ballad ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’ fairly like Olivia Newton-John, however to honor the late actress and performer, Pink gave it a strive — and got here rattling close to near perfection. Along with performing her new single for the primary time reside on the American Music Awards, Pink was requested to pay tribute to the Olivia, who handed away earlier this 12 months.
While carrying a beautiful white feathered full size robe, she belted out the music superbly with each single individual within the viewers singing alongside. In her lifetime, Olivia was a 10-time AMA winner and she or he even hosted the 1976 present with Glen Campbell and Aretha Franklin. Pink did the music – and Olivia – justice, placing her personal one-of-a-kind spin on the highly effective excessive notes and the soulful low moments of the ballad.
Her tribute got here after she opened the present with a curler disco stage efficiency of her new single, ‘Never Gonna Not Dance Again.’ She traded in her high-flying stunts to maintain each ft on the bottom, however they have been strapped to curler skates and she or he confirmed some insane management doing spins, twirls, and main a conga line with out lacking a single beat!
Pink honored Olivia Newton-John on the #AMAs with a tribute efficiency of Hopelessly Devoted To You. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/KpdgF85jCe
— E! News (@enews) November 21, 2022
Pink’s efficiency wasn’t the one tribute of the night time. Stevie Wonder joins Charlie Puth and Ari Lennox to carry out a medley of Lionel Richie’s hits in tribute to the enduring star who is that this 12 months’s Icon Award recipient. Other performers for the night time included Carrie Underwood, Dove Cameron, and Bebe Rexha.
Ahead of her electrical performances, Pink hit the crimson carpet together with her household: husband Carey Hart, daughter Willow Sage, and son Jameson Moon. Her squad all wearing black, whereas she wore a surprising bejeweled halter flapper costume in a surprising black and yellow shade that she took from, what for it, Cher‘s closet!
.@Pink is right here… alongside together with her squad! @hartluck and their two lovely youngsters, Willow and Jameson 💖 #AMAs
🎥 : @Tezza pic.twitter.com/DATmqS78e9
— American Music Awards (@AMAs) November 20, 2022
“I’m carrying Bob Mackie. This is from Cher’s closet. I requested her if I might borrow some Bob Mackie tonight.” Pink informed Extra! on the crimson carpet, “I’m honoring a legend… In the spirit of that, I ought to honor different legends as properly, and that’s Cher and Bob Mackie.”
Pink is about to embark on an thrilling 12 months for her. The new single comes off her forthcoming ninth studio album TRUSTFALL, which can drop in February of subsequent 12 months. As is predicted of her at this level, she is going to embark on a large, live performance tour following the discharge. The Summer Carnival tour will hit North American stadiums with a lineup that includes Brandi Carlile, Pat Benatar and Neil Girlado, Grouplove and KidCutUp.