John Stevens’ emotional performance of INX’s’ Never Tear Us’ on the stands at the Flamington Racecourse … but no one to watch it
John Stevens emotionally performed the classic INX song Never Tear Us Up at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday afternoon.
Because of the COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, there was no one in the audience at the Flemington Racecourse to sing with him, resulting in a stunning performance that was filmed in advance.
However, the 59-year-old rock singer put on an undeniably strong show.
Pre-Race Entertainment: John Stevens performed the classic INX song Never Tear Us Asser emotionally at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday afternoon.
John and crew performed at the Grandstand, an area usually reserved for pundits, with an eight-piece string section and solo saxophonist.
Despite the lack of an audience, New Zealander surprised people across the country by rendering his song – a favorite at weddings and public events.
Fans at home flocked to Twitter to praise his performance, including one who wrote ‘John Stevens – always fixes it’.
Empty stage: Due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, no one at the Flemington Racecourse was in the audience to sing with him, resulting in a surreal performance
It all comes together: the 59-year-old rocker and crew are still engaged in an undeniably powerful show
‘Bravo @ 10 Sport AU, never to be torn apart by the great Michael Hutchins, who died with John Stevens, led to the 2020 Melbourne Cup in addition to the club stand le lemmington VRC conference. Great choice, great rendition! ‘ Said another.
‘John Stevens seems to be really good,’ wrote the third viewer, and the fourth ‘his performance’ saved the whole day. Won six lengths. ‘
Global Pandemic But the organizers of the Melbourne Cup need to get creative with pre-race entertainment.
Performance: John and crew perform at the Grandstand, an area usually reserved for punters, with an eight-piece string section (pictured) and a solo saxophonist
Iconic: There was a saxophonist on stage at the famous solo show Never Tear Us Up
‘He saved the whole day!’ Fans at home flocked to Twitter to praise the performance: ‘John Stevens – always right’
As part of the show, singer Pete Murray led a celebration marking the 160th anniversary of our biggest race, performing Found My Place from Byron Bay.
Masked Singer winner and neighbor Bonnie Anderson sang the Australian national anthem live from Flemington.
After 4pm Delta Goodrem unveiled her latest track Solid Gold.
Her heart sings: Masked Singer winner and neighbor Bonnie Anderson perform live Australian national anthem from Flemington