Watch: Alfie Boe and Michael Ball perform an operatic version of Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’

9 August 2018, 16:18

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

When pop meets the drama of opera: remember the time Michael Ball and Alfie Boe covered Rick Astley’s ’80s hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’? It was… quite something.

A couple of years ago, classical-crossover wizards Michael Ball and Alfie Boe did their own dramatic re-interpretations of ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, in front of Rick Astley himself.

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Ball went for a dramatic musical theatre interpretation, while Boe played on his classical background in a passionate operatic rendition.

The three singers then joined together in a three-part performance of Astley’s new single, ‘Keep Singing’, backed by a gospel choir.

It was cheesy – but darn entertaining.