Pink sang the song “Hope Betrayed to You” in a touching tribute to the memоry of Оliviа Newtоn Jоhn…the аudience was dеlighted
Pink had the honor of performing a tribute to Olivia Newton-John at the 50th Annual American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday.
With a monitor flashing images of the late singer, who was a 10-time AMA winner, the pop star gave a rousing rendition of Hopelessly Devoted To You, decked out in a pink-feathered gown and her blonde tresses styled short and feathered back off her face.
The song was originally sung by Newton-John for the hit musical film Grease (1978), and its accompanying soundtrack, and went on to reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and number seven on the Adult Contemporary chart.
Melissa Etheridge first came on the the AMA stage to introduce Pink. But before she called her out, the musician shared a few sweet sentiments about Newton-John.
‘From the moment you were in the presence of Olivia Newton-John, you sensed her sweetness, you stood in awe of her welcoming beauty, and you basked in the feeling that she was connecting to you alone,’ she began.
The Bring Me Some Water singer-songwriter went on to share how to hear her sing ‘was to feel the power of art to transform feelings, the feelings we all have of love and elation and disappointment into something sublime.’
From there, Etheridge set up Pink for her performance of Hopelessly Devoted To You.
Pink (born Alecia Beth Moore Hart), 43, proceeded to deliver a passionate version of the song, which was also performed by Newton-John at the 21st Grammy Awards back in 1979.
All while she sang, a group of audience members were situated over her right shoulder with their hands raised high into the air.
By the end of the performance, the crowd erupted into a loud applause that quickly transformed into a standing ovation, that was led by Pink’s husband Carey Hart, 47, and their two children, 11-year-old daughter Willow and five-year-old son Jameson.
Pink also got to open the 2022 AMAs with a live debut of her new song, Never Gonna Not Dance Again.