Country stars The Chicks paid their respects to the late Olivia Newton-John in a heartfelt rendition of "Hopelessly Devoted to You," the star's solo number from Grease, while performing on tour in Washington on Saturday night.
"We lost a worldwide sweetheart last week, Olivia Newton-John," Maines said to the crowd. "I thought I was Olivia Newton-John from like 4 to 12, and then I just wished I was Olivia Newton-John. So we worked up today at soundcheck a little Olivia Newton-John song."
A member of the audience caught video of the moment, as the trio played the emotional ballad. Maines ended the performance with a final shoutout to the four-time Grammy winner's memory.
A successful singer-songwriter and actress, Newton-John died on Monday at 73. She died early in the morning "at her Ranch in Southern California," where she was "surrounded by family and friends," read the announcement alongside a stunning photo of the actress and singer-songwriter on her official Instagram Monday.
We ask that everyone please respect the family's privacy during this very difficult time," her husband, John Easterling, announced Monday on Newton-John's social media channels.
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"Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer. Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continue with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the @onjfoundation."
"My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better," he captioned a throwback photo of Newton-John. "Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again."
"Yours from the moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!" he concluded.
Travolta — whose wife Kelly Preston also died of breast cancer, in 2020 — and Newton-John remained close over the years since starring in 1978's Grease as iconic lovebirds Danny and Sandy, two teens who couldn't be more different but form an unlikely romance.