'Shut the door on 2020': Robert Scott performs his COVID-19 song at Coca-Cola Christmas on The Breeze

Radio host Robert Scott performed a special song he wrote about the year 2020 and how the country coped with COVID-19 during a live broadcast of Coca-Cola Christmas on The Breeze. 

Scott's song looked forward to "saying goodbye to 2020", mentioning social distancing, masks, essential workers and of course, Aotearoa's Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield. 

Lyrics included lines like: "Watching the tele at 1 o'clock, which flash tie will Ashley rock?" and "We were confined to our own backyards, we went early and hard". 

The climax of the tune came when Scott managed to find something to rhyme with "genomic testing", prompting cheers from the live audience with the line: "We squashed the curve without much resting, and now we have genomic testing." 

Scott was accompanied by his fellow Breeze hosts, with Robert Rakete joining on guitar and Jeanette Thomas taking up the triangle. 

Coca-Cola Christmas on the Breeze took the place of the annual event usually held at the Auckland Domain, cancelled this year for the first time in its 26-year history due to COVID-19. 

It was the first time ever a New Zealand radio show broadcast every element live, including musical performances, the news and even the ad breaks, with nothing pre-recorded. 

Six60, Paige, Annie Crummer and Jason Kerrison all made appearances, with Australian singers Delta Goodrem and Guy Sebastian phoning in. 

At the time of writing, the event had raised $36,546 for Youthline, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.