Marlon Williams performs stirring waiata at Christchurch remembrance service

Kiwi singer-songwriter Marlon Williams sang at the National Remembrance Service for the victims of the Christchurch terror attacks, performing a moving waiata.

The 28-year-old took to the stage with his guitar to perform a song in tribute to all those affected by the shootings at two mosques that left 50 dead and 50 more injured.

Williams was backed by Ngāi Tūāhuriri hapū as he sung for the crowd gathered at Hagley Park, prompting a flood of emotional reactions on social media. 

"Wow. Marlon Williams. I doubt angels could match him," one tweet read.

"What a lovely, stirring, tribute to the victims of the Chch attacks."

Others commented that the performance "gave them serious goosebumps" and dubbed it "beautiful and moving".

"Oh, Marlon Williams," wrote one Twitter user. 

"You are making me cry - beautiful waiata."

Yusuf Islam, formally known as Cat Stevens, will also perform at the event, as well as Kiwi artists Hollie Smith and Teeks.