This week, Avril Lavigne won her fourth Fan Choice Award at the 2023 Juno Awards. And secondly, Simu Liu hosted the show.
Last year, after Avril’s performance, Simu returned to the stage with a guitar and sang a parody of “Complicated,” joking how angry he was that the Junos only approached him to host and not sing.
So this time, Simu announced that he will sing for Avril again as the producers did not give him enough time to perform his full song last year.
“This is for you, Avril,” he said as the camera panned to Avril, who smiled and pointed back at him.
He even took out his phone to record Simu – who opened his set with a cover of “Sk8r Boi” – and chimed in on the (original) lyrics.
“You’re sitting at home, he’s at Junos.” Could you make that more obvious? Simu sang. “She writes her own songs, she invented pop punk. What more can I say? Just a girl who skates. You did it, you did it, girl. She never comes back down to earth. Better than all the boys, she’s Canada’s pride and joy, we always look up to him…”
The medley then switched to “Girlfriend” as the dancers took to the stage, with Simu singing: “Yeah, like that. Yeah, like that. I think we need a dance break.” And folks, the dance break did not disappoint.
After finishing the dance break with a backflip, the dancers left the stage and Simu picked up a guitar and finished the medley with “I’m with You”.
And here’s Avril, waving her arms:
Simu’s opening monologue included a cameo acknowledging his viral stock photos — which he took in 2013, “before the days of OnlyFans and foot shots,” when he “really needed some cash” — and singing Nickelback’s “Photograph” with Nickelback. Guitarist Ryan Peake.
People were not only entertained by Simu’s performance, but also impressed by his singing, dancing and guitar playing. However, this is not the first (or second) case for Simu presented his musical skills.
At the beginning of the month Simu revealed that always wanted to be a musician and is working on releasing music. “I’m about to turn 34 and I’m doing music for the first time,” he said. “It’s a bit of an interesting feeling. But you know, age is just a number, guys! People can have career changes or new careers.”
In 2021, Simu recorded “Hot soup88rising – an American label primarily for Asian artists in the US – for the film’s soundtrack Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Although there are no confirmed details about his music project yet, he said Complex last year that he was still working with 88rising – so be sure to keep an eye out for Simu’s album.
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