- 29 Jun 20
Watch his performance below.
Among the highlights of this weekend's RTÉ Does Comic Relief, which raised €5,071,701 by the early hours of Saturday morning, was Hozier's stunning performance in an empty Croke Park.
In the stadium, which usually holds over 80,000 spectators, the Co. Wicklow musician dedicated a moving rendition of Simon and Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' to those who lost their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. It mirrored a similarly emotional televised moment at the beginning of the lockdown, when Hozier performed 'The Parting Glass' on The Late Late Show.
Take a look at some of the reactions to Hozier's performance below:
Wow just wow. This will be watched in 100 years time. The setting. The vocals. The orchestra. The lighting. The hair. The city. The country. @Hozier has me in a heap. https://t.co/FGhCJpjBce #RTEComicRelief #Hozier
— Kevin Twomey (@KevinDTwomey) June 27, 2020
Whoever came up with and executed that Hozier spot on #RTEComicRelief deserves breakfast in bed tomorrow. It was gorgeous. 👏🏻👏🏻
— Philly McMahon (@McMahonPhilly) June 26, 2020
— Des Cahill (@sportsdes) June 26, 2020
— Maureen Catterson (@MoCatterson) June 26, 2020
— Eoghan McDermott (@eoghanmcdermo) June 26, 2020
— Dr. Eddie Murphy (@dreddiemurphy) June 26, 2020
— The 2 Johnnies (@the2johnnies) June 26, 2020
OH MA GAD BABES, heard no one turned up to the Croke Park gig. Let me know next time you are gigging & I will send out a a RT & an e-flyer to a few of me WhatsApp groups! SCARLET!
— Aisling Bea (@WeeMissBea) June 26, 2020
Hozier, who was voted Artist of the Decade by Hot Press readers earlier this year, also appeared on RTÉ Does Comic Relief with Aisling Bea – who was on hand to offer the musician some lessons in comedy.
For #RTEComicRelief @weemissbea has been writing jokes for @Hozier and once she finds a theme she really sticks to it.#RTEComicRelief - Friday at 8
You can donate at https://t.co/bTJtmB5OXq pic.twitter.com/TECabB6vcb
— RTÉ One (@RTEOne) June 24, 2020