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Rick Astley's response to choir requesting him to join them proves he's 'Never Gonna Give You Up'

Choir Choir Choir sent a message to Rick Astley requesting him to join them. What they didn't expect was for the singer to actually show up.

Rick Astley's response to choir requesting him to join them proves he's 'Never Gonna Give You Up'
Cover Image Source: Rick Astley performs at Royal Albert Hall on November 01, 2023, in London, England. (Photo by Lorne Thomson/Redferns)

Music undoubtedly uplifts and when the symphony of a choir marks its presence, it is one of the best melodies to witness. While one may wonder what could make a professional choir more vibrant and wonderful, the answer is Rick Astley. According to My Modern Met, the famous singer once decided to surprise Canada’s popularly loved "Choir Choir Choir" with the best gift ever after the choir reached out to him with a message. The choir that has captivated the hearts of many with their tunes and talent, chose to shoot their shot with the “Never gonna give you up” artist about five years ago. Addressing the singer in a video, Choir Choir Choir asked him to join them for a performance when he was in Canada.

Image Source: Rick Astley attends the Magic Of Christmas at London Palladium on November 25, 2023 in London, England| Getty Images| Lia Toby
Image Source: Rick Astley attends the Magic Of Christmas at London Palladium on November 25, 2023 in London, England| Getty Images| Lia Toby

The founder of the choir, Daveed Goldman, says in their video, “Hey Rick Astley, how are you? We know you’re coming to Toronto and we’d like to sing for you.” After a short, soothing message, the choir joined in singing the famous “Never Gonna Give You Up” as a mock audition for the singer to consider. Of course, the choir meant it as a wholesome gesture and never actually expected the artist to turn up.

However, Astley has been touching hearts with his music and his charming personality for decades and decided to do something wonderful. Two weeks later, the artist seemed to have given a green signal to the choir and they posted on their Instagram: “Secrets out. We are doing ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ with Rick Astley tonight at Clinton’s. Seriously? Cross our hearts? Yes.”


 
 
 
 
 
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With the crowd and members themselves raving over their young love coming to town, there was simply an awe in the air. What next? The singer showed up! Astley, with all his charm and aging like fine wine, right there with Choir Choir Choir making a core memory. For many members of the choir and fans who were able to witness the performance, it was the joy of a lifetime. For the fans online, the choir posted a group picture with Astley saying, “Tonight, Rick Astley walked into the Choir! Choir! Choir and rocked ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ with 200+ of us. 1987 is alive and well! It was wicked to sing with you!”


 
 
 
 
 
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The choir also shared a video of their fan moment with Astley singing the iconic song on YouTube. In a heartfelt caption, they wrote, “We made a video asking pop legend Rick Astley to come sing with us. HE SHOWED UP two weeks later!! It was even more incredible than we could have expected. Rick looks and sounds better than ever.”  Astley himself shared his experience with the choir in a post saying, “I saw a video of Choir Choir Choir asking me to come perform ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ with them while I was in Toronto, so I took them up on the offer! Had a great time with these very talented people.”


 
 
 
 
 
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Sharing another glimpse of the artist during rehearsal, the choir wrote in the caption, “This really happened. Rick Astley answered our call to come sing with us!” The invite they extended to the singer as a long shot came back to them as the most wholesome surprise.



 

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