C'est un peu le "retour sur une semaine intense" : Olivia Newton-John, Amy Sky et Beth Nielsen Chapman ont commencées leur tournée LIV ON par Dublin le 23 Janvier 2017
Hitting all the right notes! Olivia Newton-John beams as she kicks off her live tour alongside Amy Sky and Beth Nielsen Chapman in Ireland
By Jody Phan and Marta Jary For Daily Mail Australia
PUBLISHED: 00:47 GMT, 24 January 2017 |
She's the Grammy-winning star whose career has spanned over 40 years.
And Olivia Newton-John looked thrilled to perform on stage once again as she kicked off her live tour in Ireland on Monday.
The 68-year-old beamed as she belted out hits from her collaborative album, LIV ON, with artists Amy Sky and Beth Nielsen Chapman.
Olivia looked much younger than her 68 years, showing off a glowing complexion and shiny blonde tresses.
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The ripple of excitement that passed through the room as Olivia Newton-John made her entrance confirmed that, at 68, the singer has lost none of her celebrity power.
But she twinkled rather than blazed through this unorthodox and affecting concert, billed as a meditation on grief and the long road to closure after the passing of a loved one.
The Grease star performed alongside Texas songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman and Canadian chanteuse Amy Sky (with County Down musician Ruth Trimble accompanying) and the set was dominated by the collaborative album they released last year. Channelling their experiences of loss – all three have had close family members claimed by cancer - Liv On is a heartfelt chronicling of the grieving process and was here replicated more or less in its entirety.
In a moving interlude members of the public were invited to share their own experiences of grief. One woman spoke of losing her mother and her brother within a short period (the latter to suicide); a carer at a hospice said Liv On had help him confront mortality on a daily basis.
The going was heavy at times though there was humour and even the occasional upbeat moment. Newton-John, her voice duskier than in her heyday, reprised her beloved power ballad Grace and Gratitude and Nielsen Chapman delivered a chipper rendering of This Kiss – the song that "paid for her son's college” when covered by Faith Hill. She laughed as she sang, a swell of joy in an ocean of sadness.