JoJo Siwa, Rita Ora Among Performers on Dick Van Dyke Tribute Special
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On Thursday, CBS aired a tribute to legendary actor Dick Van Dyke, featuring performances from artists such as JoJo Siwa and Rita Ora. The special honored Van Dyke (who appeared on The Masked Singer as Gnome) for his 98th birthday.
JoJo Siwa, Rita Ora Pay Tribute to Dick Van Dyke
As part of Thursday’s tribute special, JoJo Siwa delivered a performance of “Step In Time” from Mary Poppins. Siwa was one of several dancers dressed as chimney sweeps and dancing on a rooftop. Van Dyke famously performed the song in the 1964 film as Bert.
Siwa wrote on Instagram that she was “honored and grateful” to be a part of the special, calling it “one of the highlights of my career.” She included several behind-the-scenes shots of how the performance came together, as well as a group picture featuring Van Dyke himself.
Rita Ora was also among the performers on Thursday’s special. She sang the iconic song “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” also from Mary Poppins. For the performance, Ora wore a red suit with a black flower pinned to her lapel. Van Dyke could be seen smiling as he watched.
Who Else Performed on the Special?
Siwa and Ora weren’t the only famous names included in the CBS tribute to Van Dyke. The special also featured performances from Jason Alexander, Zachary Levi, Weird Al, and Rufus Wainwright. They performed songs from Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and The Dick Van Dyke Show.
The Masked Singer Season 8 winner Amber Riley also appeared on the special to perform “Chim Chim Cher-ee” from Mary Poppins, while former Dancing with the Stars contestant Amanda Kloots teamed up with Skylar Astin to perform “Put on a Happy Face.” Van Dyke sang the song in the musical Bye Bye Birdie.
The special also featured appearances from such stars as Julie Andrews, David Archuleta, Carol Burnett, Derek Hough, Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, and Stanley Tucci.