Boyband legends perform wonderful ‘virtual duet’ to raise spirits worldwide

Ronan Keating and Gary Barlow

Irish music legend Ronan Keating teamed up with his good friend Gary Barlow to create a wonderful ‘virtual duet’.

Both men sat in front of their computers and sang together on a live internet connection and then broadcast it to the world.

With much of the world on lockdown due to the spread of the coronavirus, the two boyband legends joined forces to spread a little cheer into the online world.

Ronan Keating and Gary Barlow

Keating posted the video on Instagram and it has received thousands of positive likes and comments.

The video is a split screen with one man on either side. They greet each other before Keating begins singing Tracey Chapman’s popular love song Baby Can I Hold You.

Soon enough Barlow joins in and the pair sing a heartwarming rendition of the song.

Keating added that they were sending everyone a ‘virtual hug’ amid the uncertainty and fear created by the coronavirus outbreak.

He wrote: “GB&RK #Thecroonersessions

“A virtual Hug for ya all. Two mates missing each other’s company. Love this man and his talent. #RKTwentyTwenty”

Keating and Barlow have been long-time friends since their respective boybands Boyzone and Take That battled for the unofficial title of biggest boyband in the world throughout the 1990s and 2000s.

Their collaboration has certainly sent a few good vibes out into the world during the global crisis.

Celebrities were keen to post comments as well as fans with football icon Robbie Keane, TV host Laura Whitmore and F1 reporter Natalie Pinkham all loving the video.

Take a look below.

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@rokeating and Gary duet #TheCroonerSessions

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The virtual duet came after Boyzone members had paid tribute to their late bandmate Stephen Gately who died in 2009 on what would have been his 44th birthday.

Keith Duffy posted old photos of the band together with the comment: “Happy Birthday Steo. Forever in my heart buddy.”

Keating and other musicians and fans were also keen to post their own tributes to Gately.

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