He said: “I’m going to introduce you to two people. Their names are Sean and Frank O’Meara, they wrote the song Grace.”
The Scottish rocker became quite emotional in his excitement as he said: “Oh my God, are you kidding?”
He then went into the audience and gave the brothers a big hug and turned them towards the audience, so they could receive a standing ovation.
Tubridy then told the O’Mearas: “Gentlemen, you’re so welcome to the programme. Thank you from those of us who’ve enjoyed that song for giving it to us as a nation. It’s a very welcome addition to the national cannon.”
Sean O’Meara then said: “The last ten or fifteen minutes have been overwhelming for us. That somebody of the stature of Rod Stewart would sing our song is beyond comprehension.”
Stewart and the brothers then spoke about how the song came to be written and the parts which Stewart found particularly moving.
It was a wonderful moment of mutual respect between songwriters – all thanks to the fantastic song Grace.
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It was always going to happen sooner or later… the two greatest piano players on YouTube have collided and created a video so foot-tappingly brilliant, you may need to have your internet privileges removed or you will never get anything done again.
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