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ARIA Awards 2022: Olivia Newton-John honored with beautiful musical tribute at ARIAs


It is not regular ARIA Award the ceremony ended with a memorial segment, but this year they made an exception for the late ceremony Olivia Newton-John.

Superstars Natalie Imbruglia, Tones and I and Peking Duk took to the stage to perform a series of hit hits by the Australian icon, including Hopeless for you and You’re the one I want.

Watch the video above.

Natalie Imbruglia, Tones and I and Peking Duk close the ARIAs with a wonderful tribute to Olivia Newton-John.
Natalie Imbruglia ends the ARIAs with a wonderful tribute to Olivia Newton-John. (Ripe)

The trio was introduced on stage by more today‘S Richard Wilkinsa good friend of Newton-John’s and her daughter, chlo lattanzi.

“There’s a lot that can be said about Olivia, but perhaps the best way to celebrate her is through her music, right?” he told the crowd.

“As Chloe, Liv’s daughter, said, this tribute is not a remembrance, but a celebration. So please, with a tear in your eye and a song in your heart, let’s celebrate the life and career of the great Olivia Newton-John.”

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Richard Wilkins pays tribute to his good friend Olivia Newton-John at ARIAs 2022.
Richard Wilkins pays tribute to good friend Olivia Newton-John at ARIAs 2022. (Nine)

Earlier in the show, Chloe appeared via video link to say special words about her mother.

“Hello Australia, hello ARIAs,” she began in the video package. “Thank you so much for making this beautiful gift for my mother. She is very grateful and moved by all the support she has received from Australia in her battle against cancer. “

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“I just wanted to say thank you so much for missing her so much and I ask that you continue to remember my mother and honor her by supporting the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Health and Research Center. so that my mother’s dream may come true, a world without cancer.

“Enjoy tonight, live it to the fullest, have fun, enjoy the tribute and enjoy life like my mother did. Thank you so much.”

Olivia Newton-John, daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, old photo
Olivia Newton-John and daughter Chloe Lattanzi. (Instagram)

Meanwhile, it’s not the first time Imbruglia has paid tribute to the Grease star. In August, a few days after Newton-John’s death after a long battle with cancer, the actress joined Coldplay on stage to sing a song. duet of Summer nights with frontman Chris Martin – Newton-John’s famous duet with Grease co-star John Travolta.

Imbruglia also paid tribute to her icon on Instagram upon learning of her passing.

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“So sad to hear that Olivia Newton-John has passed away,” former Neighbor the star wrote at the time. “When I was a little girl, I used to close my eyes and sing her songs and dream of one day standing on stage somewhere, singing just like her. She was magical. One huge inspiration for me and so many other kids where singing into their hairbrush.”

Imbruglia continued: “Her voice was pure, her grace… and she sang from the heart. “She was and will always be a bright light in this world. ✨ My thoughts and prayers go out to her loved ones at this incredibly difficult time 💔❤️.”

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