A Night of Resplendent Tribute
On May 24, 2023, the stage in Phoenix, Arizona, transformed into a fantastic show as Lizzo, the powerhouse vocalist, delivered an emotional homage to the late Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll – Tina Turner.
As the news of Turner’s unexpected death surfaced, Lizzo, amidst her multi-city trek, The Special Tour, couldn’t let the evening pass without acknowledging the trailblazer.
Lizzo’s Performance: An Exemplary Tribute
Garbed in a sparkling emerald ensemble that metamorphosed from a gown to a fierce bodysuit, Lizzo’s touching tribute was as much about Turner’s music as it was about her style.
As the Grammy Award-winner ripped off the skirt of her gown, it revealed a bodysuit that mirrored Turner’s sparkly stage attire.
Her radiant red curls, bouncing with her every move, were an undeniable nod to Turner’s iconic ’90s look.
Her soulful rendition of Turner’s 1971 hit, “Proud Mary,” was a testament to her robust vocals and undeniable stage presence.
The sold-out crowd roared in anticipation as Lizzo masterfully put her twist on the timeless tune, proving that Turner’s musical legacy continues to inspire.
Turner’s Enduring Influence: A Timeless Icon
Turner, who passed away after a long illness, was 83. She leaves behind a legacy that has inspired and shaped many artists
Her electrifying performances, her high-energy choreography, and her glamorous aesthetic have had a profound impact on artists like Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, Janis Joplin, Fergie, Rihanna, Fantasia Barrino, and Lady Gaga, among others.
A Lasting Legacy: Turner’s Style Evolution
Turner’s evolution from the straight styles of the ’60s and ’70s to the towering glamor of the ’80s and, eventually, the curly shag of the ’90s is a testament to her versatility.
Her transformative fashion sense and full-throttle performances have inspired artists to push boundaries and redefine the norms of female performance.
Whether it was Rihanna channeling Turner with a curly blonde shag in 2012 or Lizzo paying homage to every era of Turner in one single style, Turner’s influence remains undeniable.
The Final Ode
As the world says goodbye to a dear friend, a towering icon, and a trailblazer, Turner’s music, style, and indomitable spirit continue to enchant millions of fans and inspire future stars. S
tars like Lizzo continue to fuel Turner’s enduring legacy, ensuring that the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll will never be forgotten.
In the poignant words of Lizzo, “There would be no rock ‘n’ roll without Tina Turner”.