Olivia Rodrigo Performs ‘Torn’ Alongside Natalie Imbruglia in London

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OLIVIA RODRIGO - Credit: Harper Smith/Disney
OLIVIA RODRIGO - Credit: Harper Smith/Disney

Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia joined Olivia Rodrigo on stage in London Wednesday for a performance of her 1997 chart-topping single, “Torn.” The performance comes just days after the “Good 4 U” singer covered the song during a surprise appearance at a dive bar in Manchester.

“Torn” was first recorded by Danish singer Lis Sørensen in 1993 before Los Angeles-based alt-rock band Ednaswap, who wrote the song, released their own version the following year. The song was covered again in 1996 by Norwegian singer Trine Rein — but the uptempo ballad is most closely associated with Imbruglia’s rendition.

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The collaboration marks the fourth time Rodrigo, who wraps her hotly tipped Sour tour Thursday night in London, has welcomed a special guest during the sold-out run out shows. In Toronto, the singer performed “Complicated” alongside Avril Lavigne, telling the pop punk pioneer “look up 2 u so much,” in an Instagram post. At Glastonbury, British singer Lily Allen teamed up with Rodrigo for a rendition of 2009’s “Fuck You,” while Alanis Morissette performed her hit song “You Outta Know” with the 19-year-old singer in Los Angeles. Rodrigo also payed homage to other groundbreaking female artists throughout the Sour tour with performances of No Doubt’s “Just A Girl” and Veruca Salt’s “Seether” making appearances on her setlists.

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