A blast from the past: Deborah Knight petitions to have Nikki Webster perform her pop classic Strawberry Kisses at the 2032 Brisbane Olympics
Deborah Knight wants to bring back an old Aussie classic for the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games.
The former Today Show host, 48, has revealed that she started a petition to get singer Nikki Webster, 34, to perform her single Strawberry Kisses at the Games.
Deb talked about the idea with Nikki herself on her 2GB radio show, Afternoons with Deborah Knight, on Tuesday.
A blast from the past: Deborah Knight, 48, is petitioning to have Nikki Webster, 34, perform her 2001 single Strawberry Kisses at the 2032 Brisbane Olympics
They began the discussion by talking about Nikki’s current job running her dance classes during Sydney’s lockdown.
The topic soon changed to the singer’s rise to fame when she sang at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
‘Sydney 2000, the Olympics, you leapt to fame, You were that cutie pie that you were at the opening ceremony,’ the radio host says.
‘It looks pretty much guaranteed that the Olympics are coming back to Australia with Brisbane in 2032, could we see a reprisal of Nikki Webster?’ Knight asks.
Keeping busy: The music star and TV host began the discussion by talking about Nikki’s current job running her dance classes during Sydney’s lockdown before the topic changed to the Olympics
The singer responds by explaining it would be up to David Atkins (dance choreographer who auditioned Nikki for the 2000 games) or Ric Birch (director and producer of opening and closing ceremonies at the Olympics).
‘Would you be up for it?’ Deborah adds.
‘Oh my gosh, absolutely,’ says Nikki gleefully. ‘It’s such a magical time for our country. Anything I could do to support it, absolutely. I’ll be there with bells on.’
‘Would you be up for it?’: Deborah begins to ask Nikki if the public would see a reprisal of the singer at the 2032 Brisbane Olympics after her rise to fame at the 2000 Sydney Olympics
‘I’m a huge fan of the Olympics and I have very fond memories,’ she continues. ‘I’d love to be involved in some way.’
Nikki’s single, Strawberry Kisses, topped the charts back in 2001 and debut at No. 2 on the ARIA Singles Chart.
Deborah’s petition to have the song make a come back for the 2032 Olympics can be found here.
‘I’d love to be involved in some way’: Nikki was very enthusiastic about making a return. She explains that she would love to attend, let alone perform, as she has ‘fond memories’ of the Games
Deborah Knight petitions to have Nikki Webster sing Strawberry Kisses at the 2032 Brisbane Olympics