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Yoko Ono Reacts to 'Imagine' at the Olympics

This year also marks the song's 50th anniversary #Olympics

7/24/2021 7:35:00 PM

This year also marks the song's 50th anniversary Olympics

The iconic ballad was covered by singers across the continents.

Related |What's The Deal With Those Olympic 'Anti-Sex' Beds?The Olympics opening ceremony looked a lot different without the presence of a huge audience in the stands. But there were still beautiful performances, some pyrotechnics and a whole mesmerizing drone show above the Olympic Stadium. One of the standout moments was a heartwarming rendition of John Lennon' and Yoko Ono's"Imagine."

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Singers from across the continents — the Suginami Junior Chorus (Asia), John Legend (the Americas), Keith Urban (Australia and Oceania), Angélique Kidjo (Africa) and Alejandro Sanz (Europe) — came together in a music video singing the iconic ballad. The choice of the song was definitely apt, especially given the circumstances with the worldwide pandemic.

Related|Yoko Ono Wants Us All To Love OurselvesArtist Ono took to Twitter to give her thoughts on the performance."IMAGINE. John and I were both artists and we were living together, so we inspired each other," she tweeted."The song 'Imagine' embodied what we believed together at the time. John and I met – he comes from the West and I come from the East – and still we are together. #IMAGINE50 #Olympics" headtopics.com

IMAGINE. John and I were both artists and we were living together, so we inspired each other. The song ‘Imagine’ em… https://t.co/u4gz0TBbop— Yoko Ono ☁️ (@Yoko Ono ☁️)This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the song. Read more: PAPER Magazine »

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