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Olivia Rodrigo fans are often treated to more than the “Good For You” solo singer at her concerts thanks to her penchant for surprise guests, and her London gig on 6 July was no exception. The 19-year-old, who is currently performing her global “Sour” tour brought Australian-British singer Natalie Imbruglia on stage for a one-of-a-kind duet.
In Rodrigo’s first of two shows in the UK’s capital at the Eventim Apollo, she led the singer and actor onstage to perform her famous 1997 hit, “Torn”. The triple Grammy award winner recently covered Imbruglia’s song in a spontaneous performance at an unsuspecting bar in Manchester, but fans were overjoyed to witness an official duet with the original singer. Well, sort of. “Torn” was actually written for Danish singer Lis Sørensen and first recorded by rock band Ednaswap. Nonetheless, it’s Imbruglia’s version that makes us feel super nostalgic for the ’90s.
Imbruglia herself took to Instagram to thank Rodrigo for the surprise call-up, writing “Love you! Thank you @oliviarodrigo” and sharing a clip of the exciting duet.
This comes just weeks after Rodrigo’s epic Glastonbury performance, which saw a powerful duet with British icon Lily Allen. The pair sang Allen’s 2009 hit “F*ck You” as a political statement against the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the USA.
Rodrigo has previously invited Canadian singer Alanis Morissette on stage at her Los Angeles show back in May. The pair are known for their breakup anthems, and Rodrigo has been known to cover Morisette’s “You Oughta Know.”In April, Rodrigo was joined on stage by Avril Lavigne in Toronto to sing the pop-punk singer’s 2002 single “Complicated”. Rodrigo hasn’t been shy about her love for the Canadian pioneer, who she says “broke down so many barriers, and opened so many doors for girls like me.”
There’s one night left of the “Sour” tour, and fans have become so accustomed to an additional special guest at Rodrigo’s shows that they’re already speculating who she might bring out next.