It isn’t usually the ARIA awards ceremony closes with an in-memoriam section, however this 12 months they made the exception for the late Olivia Newton-John.
Superstars Natalie Imbruglia, Tones and I and Peking Duk graced the stage to carry out a medley of hits popularised by the Aussie icon, together with Hopelessly Dedicated to You and You are The One That I Need.
Watch the video above.
The trio have been launched on stage by At the moment Additional‘s Richard Wilkins, who was a very good pal of Newton-John’s and her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi.
“There’s simply a lot that could possibly be stated about Olivia, however most likely one of the simplest ways to salute her is thru her music, proper?” he instructed the group.
“As Liv’s daughter Chloe stated, this tribute is not in memoriam, it’s a celebration. So please, with a tear in our eye and a tune in our coronary heart, let’s rejoice the life and profession of the magnificent Olivia Newton-John.”
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Earlier in this system, Chloe appeared through video hyperlink to say some particular phrases about her mom.
“Good day Australia, hiya ARIAs,” she started within the video bundle. “Thanks a lot for doing this stunning tribute to my mum. She was so grateful and so moved by all the assist that she acquired from Australia throughout her most cancers battle.”
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“I simply wished to say thanks a lot for remembering her so fantastically and I ask that you just proceed to recollect my mum and honouring her by supporting the Olivia Newton-John Most cancers Wellness and Analysis Centre in order that my mum’s dream can come true, a world with out most cancers.
“Please benefit from the evening, reside it up, have enjoyable, benefit from the tribute and luxuriate in life like my mum did. Thanks a lot.”
In the meantime, this is not the primary time Imbruglia paid her respects to the Grease star. In August, days after Newton-John’s loss of life following an extended battle with most cancers, the actress joined Coldplay on stage to sing a duet of Summer season Nights with frontman Chris Martin – Newton-John’s well-known duet with Grease co-star John Travolta.
Imbruglia additionally paid tribute to her icon on Instagram upon information of her loss of life.
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“Devastated to listen to of the passing of Olivia Newton-John,” the previous Neighbours star wrote on the time. “Once I was slightly lady I used to shut my eyes and sing her songs and dream of someday being on a stage someplace, singing, similar to her. She was magic. An enormous inspiration to me and so many different younger children who the place singing into their hairbrush.”
“The purity of her voice, her grace…and he or she sang from the guts,” Imbruglia continued. “She was and at all times shall be a shining mild on this world. ✨ My ideas and prayers exit to her family members at this very tough time 💔❤️.”
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ARIA Awards Corridor of Fame inductees over time