Then, right on cue, the opening chords from R.E.M.'s classic 1992 song "Everybody Hurts" boomed from the speakers. They put me to shame, but still opened up their art form to me.
Jamie Foxx introduced the two singers at the beginning of the show. "We needed that power of music to help us heal, form hurricanes, wild fires, hate, hatred fueled violence", he said. "With us tonight are first responders, who ran toward the danger when it would have been so easy to run away". "Together, we can unite as a people and as a nation".
The Grammy victor, 38, was suspended several stories up in the air from the side of the 34-floor JW Marriott hotel in downtown L.A.as she rehearsed on Friday, November 17, and in a video posted on her Instagram account, Pink admitted she was nervous before she prepped for the daredevil stunt. Each woman is respectively fantastic at singing in a way that really tugs at the heart, so together they just might ease all your worries with their song.
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Eddie Van Halen , the guitarist, tweeted, "I had some of the best times of my life with him on our 1984 European tour". He took great pride in all that he endeavored. "His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed", he wrote.
The pair couldn't help but sing each other's praises on Twitter ahead of the AMAs on Sunday night. "I'm honestly looking forward to me and Pink". Not only did she kill it, the superstar, 38, even made sure to wave to hotel guests who were watching the incredible number from their rooms!
"This woman has a direct line to outer space with that voice", P!nk tweeted before the show.
'I'm just afraid I'm going to get up there and be like "I don't know if I can do this",' she said in the clip, as we saw her rehearsing the routine whilst attempting to sing.