In an Olympic Games first, Aussie icon Keith Urban, and his frosted tips, just performed at the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Yee—and I cannot stress this enough—haw.
Last night, the world watched on as the International Olympic Committee and Japanese Government commemorated the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. And, at one point during the four-hour event, Australian country singer Keith Urban stepped into the white light and represented the Oceanic region in an Olympic performance of John Lennon‘s “Imagine.”
What in The Voice is this?
Urban was accompanied by John Legend, Afropop singer Angélique Kidho and Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz, who each represented the Oceanic, American, African and European regions, respectively. Oh, and legendary composer Hans Zimmer—of Interstellar, Inception and The Dark Knight soundtrack fame—arranged the instrumentals.
Fortunately, it shits all over Gal Gadot‘s cursed and entitled version from last year.
If you had told me that Keith Urban, of all people, would be performing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and with John Legend, I’d think you were shitposting.
Alas, this is our reality. And it’s a frosted-tipped one at that.
Alright, who had Keith Urban and John Legend on their “#Tokyo2020 Olympic opening ceremony” bingo cards
— David Smith (@DVDSmith) July 23, 2021
In the future people will dismiss the fact that Keith Urban and John Legend performed at the Olympics as a myth.
— Sam (@SamAnorac) July 23, 2021
ok WHOMST decided keith urban gets to represent "oceania"
— casey briggs (@CaseyBriggs) July 23, 2021
— Emily Brigid (@stevo_em) July 23, 2021
John Legend and Keith Urban singing “Imagine”. This is the Japanese Olympics, right? #OpeningCeremony
— Josh Thurstance (@JThurstance) July 23, 2021
When our generation grows old, we’ll tell the fabled tale of a one Keith Urban, who bravely stepped into the white light and showed off his frosted tips to the entire world.
What this also means is that 11 years from now at the Brisbane 2032 Summer Olympics, we’ll need to assemble the Avengers of Aussie musos to perform our own version of this. I’m talking Kylie Minogue, Nikki Webster, Ricki-Lee Coulter, Jimmy Barnes, Olivia Newtown-John, Tame Impala, Jessica Mauboy, Dami Im, Tina Arena, Delta Goodrem, Marcia Hines, Baker Boy, Natalie Imbruglia, Empire of the Sun and so many bloody more icons.
Due to Channel 7’s exclusive streaming rights of all Olympic Games coverage, we are unable to embed the actual performance referenced in this article. You can check it out here.