Pink pays tribute to the late Olivia Newton-John at the American Music Awards

Pink has paid tribute to Oliva Newton-John through a heartfelt performance at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.

The So What singer, 43, took to the stage at the ceremony to remember the life of Australia’s “darling”, who died on August 8.

Her song choice was perfect for the moment, with Pink choosing to perform Newton-John’s iconic Grease ballad, Hopelessly Devoted To You.

Watch the video above.

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Pink performs "Hopelessly Devoted To You" during a tribute to the late singer Olivia Newton-John at the American Music Awards
Pink grew emotional following her heartfelt rendition of Hopelessly Devoted To You, a tribute to Olivia Newton-John, at the 2022 AMAs.. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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During Pink’s performance, a slideshow of famous photos of the late star was displayed, showing moments from Grease, Xanadu, and of course, Newton-John’s Physical days.

Fans have praised the tribute online, calling it the “best performance of the night.”

“Pink did a beautiful job on the performance and tribute to Olivia Newton-John,” another wrote.

Pink was slated to make the tribute at the beginning of the month, with the AMAs wanting to recognise the life and work of the Xanadu singer, a 10-time AMA winner herself.

Pink performs "Hopelessly Devoted To You" during a tribute to the late singer Olivia Newton-John at the American Music Awards
A slideshow of some famous snaps of Newton-John played as Pink performed. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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Newton-John had also played host at the awards show, having co-hosted with Aretha Franklin and Glen Campbell in 1976.

Pink had praised Newton-John online following her death, calling her an “angel”.

After hearing the news the Australian performer had lost her long-running battle with breast cancer, the 43-year-old shared a photo of her and Newton-John on Instagram.

“I met her maybe three times- and she was an absolute angel. One of the loveliest, kindest, light from within human beings I have ever met,” she wrote.

“Kindness personified. May she Rest In Peace and may her family be held in love and light during this difficult time.”

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