Grab the tissues, because this performance at the 2017 BRIT Awards will have you bawling. Coldplay’s Chris Martin took the stage to honor the late, great George Michael, only to duet with him in a truly magical way.
Chris Martin, 39, gave a show-stopping tribute performance to George Michael on Wednesday, February 22, at the BRIT Awards. After a tearful intro by George’s WHAM bandmate Andrew Ridgeley and pop group Pepsi & Shirlie, Chris took the stage to perform WHAM’s “A Different Corner”.
After the first verse, a video screen behind Chris showed highlights of George, and then turned to the late singer performing the very same song. As he went on, Chris joined him for the chorus and turned the performance into an incredible duet that no one saw coming. It was truly beautiful and the perfect way to remember George for the BRITs.
"I never wanted to be someone else, I wanted to be a star" – George Michael #BRITs
— BRIT Awards (@BRITs) February 22, 2017
This isn’t the first time George has been honored at such a massive music ceremony. As you might remember, Adele, 28, performed a stunning tribute at the 2017 Grammys in Los Angeles, California on February 12. Unfortunately the performance kicked off to a terrible start, but Adele wasn’t afraid to pause and start over so that George could receive the perfect tribute that he deserved. At the end of Adele’s performance tears streamed down her face as the audience, including stars like Katy Perry, jumped to their feet to applaud her.
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