Lewis Capaldi performs emotional stripped-back cover of ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' for charity
15 May 2020, 15:51
Lewis Capaldi has revealed he is a big ABBA fan after performing a stripped-back version of 'Dancing Queen' as part of a coronavirus fundraiser.
The 23-year-old singer, who is in self-isolation at his parents West Lothian home in Bathgate, Scotland, chose the 1976 hit because it makes him "happy".
Lewis said: "The reason I chose to do this next song is because it makes me feel like a lovely, like a sexy man... I enjoy this next one."
Lewis Capaldi - Dancing Queen (ABBA Cover)
The 'Someone You Loved' singer performed a slower acoustic rendition of the disco track.
Lewis thanked first responders and other key workers for the US fundraiser, hosted by iHeartRadio's Ryan Seacrest.
Abba - Dancing Queen (Official Video)
The Scottish singer said: "A huge thank you to the first responders around the world for everything that they've been doing.
Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved
"And not only at this kinda crazy, tumultuous time, but in general. You're incredible, so thank you very, very much."
He added: "To everyone at home, I know this is very, very weird, and I have absolutely no clue how to deal with it.
"But all I can say is try and stay as strong as possible, and just try and get through it, and hopefully this is over as soon as possible.
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"But, in the meantime, just stay safe, stay inside, and if you think one of your family and friends might be struggling, reach out and have a chat with them.
"Because it's important that we try and help our loved ones through this."