Singers Ed Sheeran and Don McLean have sent their fans into a tizzy with their surprise duet of the song Vincent’s backstage performance.
The musicians were performing the song for the UCLA Health and Teen Cancer America event. A recorded piece of the practice session a few minutes before the show was uploaded by Don McLean on Twitter with a caption that read, “Ed & I rehearsing Vincent for the big show! Ed is a quick study… turned out great (sic)”.
Vincent is a heartfelt tribute song that was penned down in 1971 for the painter Vincent Van Gogh, and Ed put his strumming skills to use to give it a whole new flavor.
The Shape Of You hitmaker also strummed some notes on his guitar as he belted out the lyrics to the track with Don.
Keen to show off their own singing finesse, Ed, and Don each took turns to voice the verses to the tune.
Watch the amazing duo below!
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Impressed with his partner, Don remarked: ‘Ed is a quick study… turned out great.’
He later added on social: ‘Tonight I had the honor of performing with 3 of my favorite artists. Roger Daltrey, Ed Sheeran, and Van Morrison. They are the finest artists and the finest people I have met in this business.’
The breathtaking musical tribute to Vincent Van Gogh is one of many amazing covers Sheeran has performed.
Other standouts include his surprise guest appearance at a Shawn Mendes concert last year in which they sang the Canadian native’s hit song “Mercy,” a beautiful duet with James Blunt of Elton John’s song “Sacrifice,” a cover of Nina Simone’s timeless song “Feeling Good” at a show in Australia, a sizzling rendition of “Touch” by Little Mix for the BBC Live Lounge and many more.
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