Mississippi TV anchors pay homage to Olivia Newton-John by lip-syncing ‘Grease’ song on-air

Published 9:45 pm Sunday, August 14, 2022

Two Mississippi television broadcasters honored the death of singer-actress Olivia Newton-John last week with a lip-syncing performance from the film “Grease.”

Newton-John died last week after a battle with cancer.

WDAM weather news anchor Vanessa Pacheco and weather forecaster Ryan Mahan lip-synced live on air Friday morning performing “You’re the One That I Want” from the “Grease” soundtrack.

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The video has been viewed 4.4 million times by Sunday night.

The duo mimicked the iconic song and dance number between Sandy Olsson, portrayed on film by Newton-John, and Danny Zuko, portrayed by John Travolta.

“I love the musical and I will forever channel my inner Sandy,” Pacheco wrote on Facebook where she posted the video. “As you can see, Ryan Mahan WDAM also unleashed his inner Danny Zuko!”