Pink paid tribute to Dame Olivia Newton-John at the American Music Awards (AMAs) on Sunday (11.20.22).
The 43-year-old singer donned a dress with sparkling feathers to perform “Hopeless Devoted to You” from “Grease” in honor of the late singer – who died of breast cancer in August aged 73 – while images of Olivia on a screen were shown behind her at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Pink — who was joined at the ceremony by husband Carey Hart and their children Willow, 11, and five-year-old Jameson — also performed her new single “Never Gonna Not Dance Again” live for the first time earlier in the evening. .
Before the event, the ‘Raise Your Glass’ hitmaker admitted it was “an absolute honor” to be asked to pay tribute to Olivia.
She told ABC7: “I had the pleasure of being around her on several occasions, and she was as sweet as you can imagine.
“She was such an icon and it’s a great honor to sing her [music].”
Pink had tried to keep the details of her performance a secret, but previously revealed that her daughter had helped her learn the song.
She said, “I can’t tell you [what I’m singing], but I’ll tell you my daughter did “Grease” in her last summer production, and she’s teaching me the song. It will be magical.”
And the “So What” singer admitted that her daughter is one of her harshest critics because she knows her music better than she does.
She said, “Willow is gnarly when I forget the words to my own songs. I made a bet with her once.
“She was like, ‘Those aren’t the right words.’ I’m like, ‘I wrote it.’ She says, “Those aren’t the words.” And we went back, she won. It’s hard.”