Karen Carpenter was beautiful, seriously talented and possessed a marvelous voice. Many people don’t realize that Karen was a close personal friend of Olivia Newton-John. This is a beautiful tribute to Olivia’s friend, singing Karen’s hit Close To You. She starts singing this as an imitation, then adds a little of Olivia’s own style towards the end. This is the sort of thing that can happen when you master the techniques I’ve been sharing. Olivia has.