The tribute will also include a virtual chorus, comprising Amy Sheppard, Christie Wheelan-Browne, Clare Bowen, Dami Im, Emma Donovan, Erika Heynatz, Fanny Lumsden, GRAACE, Kate Miller-Heidke, Katie Noonan, KLP, Missy Higgins, Mo’Ju, Odette, Samantha Jade, Teeny Tiny Stevies, Thandi Phoenix and Wendy Matthews.
This diverse mix of Australian female artists will come together on November 25 during the ARIA ceremony to perform Reddy’s 1972 feminist anthem ‘I Am Woman’.
I am woman, hear me roar!@AmyShark, @DeltaGoodrem, @JessicaMauboy, @TheMcClymonts, @tonesandimusic and more will lead a tribute to the legendary Helen Reddy at the 2020 ARIA Awards, in partnership with @YouTubeMusic.#ariashttps://t.co/lt7hCBTAT8 pic.twitter.com/LIouq26ZEe
— ARIA (@ARIA_Official) November 22, 2020
Reddy was born in Melbourne in 1941 and found international acclaim with ‘I Am Woman’. It charted at Number One on the Billboard charts six months after it’s release and earned Reddy the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal the following year.
In September, ARIA announced that it would be going ahead with this year’s ARIA Awards despite challenges posed by COVID-19 restrictions. To combat that, ARIA said the 2020 event will proceed without an audience, but with performers and hosts still present for the live event in Sydney.
Lime Cordiale and Tame Impala are leading the charge with eight and seven nominations respectively, including Best Group and Best Pop Release. Sampa The Great follows with six nominations, as well as DMA’S and Miiesha with five.
The ceremony will be aired live on the Nine Network from 7.30pm AEDT. The pre-show, performances and highlights of the night will also be available to watch on the ARIA YouTube.