Pink was on double-duty this weekend at the American Music Awards, performing her brand new song plus an incredible tribute to the late Olivia Newton-John.
A slideshow of Newton-John played in the background as Pink sang ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’ in honour of the Grease star. Although no one can compare to Newton-John’s original rendition of the song, Pink’s breathtakingly powerful vocals were on full display.
A beautiful tribute to Olivia Newton-John from @Pink💘
— American Music Awards (@AMAs) November 21, 2022
Newton-John died in August of this year after a long, hard-fought battle with breast cancer. She was a 10-time AMA winner, notably taking home the award for favourite female artist in the pop and rock categories four times —which was a record that was unmatched in the show’s first 20 years.
‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’ had peaked at No. 3 and was one of three top 10 smashes from 1978’s Grease, also earning an Oscar nomination for best original song.
Earlier in the ceremony, Pink kicked off the AMAs by skating into the show in a sparkly tank top and pink roller skates to perform her new single ‘Never Gonna Not Dance Again.’ She turned the entire stage into a retro skating rink, complete with neon lights and disco balls, called “P!nk’s Rink” for the uplifting performance.
‘Never Gonna Not Dance Again’ was released earlier this month. In addition, the mother of two recently announced an upcoming album is on the way. The record, titled Trustfall, is set to arrive on February 17, 2023.