Robin Williams’ longtime friend and Comic Relief partner Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Williams at the 66th annual Emmy Awards on Monday. That we get. But thirtysomething singer Sara Bareilles? Yes, she’s known for her inspirational pop songs but of all the singers in the world — many of whom have actually met and worked with Robin Williams — why her?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the night of Williams’ death, during her Little Black Dress tour concert in Los Angeles, Bareilles dedicated her song “Hercules” to the late comedian. The song is from her very personal album The Blessed Unrest. Bareilles too has suffered with depression.