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Photos: Flamingo headliner Olivia Newton-John’s champagne ride aboard the High Roller

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Denise Truscello / WireImage / DeniseTruscello.net

Flamingo headliner Olivia Newton-John at the High Roller on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Linq.

Olivia Newton-John at High Roller

Flamingo headliner Olivia Newton-John at the High Roller on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Linq. Launch slideshow »

Olivia Newton-John Arrives in Las Vegas

Olivia Newton-John makes her official Las Vegas arrival with a welcome event at the Flamingo with Las Vegas Host Committee Chairman Oscar Goodman and Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Launch slideshow »

Olivia-Newton John celebrated the debut of her new Flamingo show “Summer Nights” with a High Roller observation wheel champagne ride at the Linq.

After her first preview show Tuesday night, Olivia posed for photographer Denise Truscello in front of the world’s tallest observation wheel (at 550 feet) and inside one of the 28 glass-enclosed cabins with a Moet & Chandon Imperial “champagne wishes” toast.

“Summer Nights” is a musical journey through the Australian superstar’s career featuring hits from her early years, including “Have You Never Been Mellow,” “Let Me Be There,” “If You Love Me, Let Me Know” and “I Honestly Love You,” plus her favorites from “Grease” — “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “You’re the One That I Want” and, of course, “Summer Nights” — and hits from her other movies, including “Xanadu,” and her ’80s anthem “Physical.”

After three nights of preview performances, Olivia’s grand-opening premiere is set for Friday night when she’ll host a Pink Lady carpet, with Marie Osmond, Dot Marie Jones, RuPaul and Joey Lawrence among the star turnout.

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