Pink and Brandi Carlile’s Soul-Stirring Homage to Sinead O’Connor:
In a poignant moment, shortly after the news of Sinéad O’Connor’s passing at the age of 56, Pink and
In a poignant moment, shortly after the news of Sinéad O’Connor’s passing at the age of 56, Pink and Brandi Carlile took the stage to pay homage to the iconic Irish artist. The emotional tribute unfolded during the first U.S. date of Pink’s Summer Carnival tour at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Addressing the crowd, Pink expressed her admiration for Sinéad O’Connor and introduced her close friend, Brandi Carlile, to join her in singing the timeless hit, “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
The atmosphere in the stadium became hushed as the duo gracefully began their rendition of the 1990 classic, leaving many in tears with their soul-stirring performance.
Alternating verses, Pink, visibly moved, started with the opening lines, “It’s been seven hours and 15 days / Since you took your love away / I go out every night and sleep all day.” At the same time, Carlile seamlessly continued, “I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant / But nothing / I said nothing can take away these blues,” and so on, delivering an unforgettable tribute to the late artist.
Before their heartfelt performance, Pink shared a touching anecdote from her childhood, reminiscing about recording tapes with her favorite songs. She revealed how she would sing either Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All” or O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” illustrating the latter’s profound impact on her life.
The tribute concluded with Pink’s heartfelt message, reminding everyone of the importance of empathy and compassion. She emphasized that people often hide their struggles, and offering a simple smile can make a significant difference in someone’s life.
The performance not only celebrated the legacy of Sinéad O’Connor but also served as a touching reminder of the power of music to connect and heal, leaving a lasting impression on all those present that night.