Photo: A world together at home
Lady Gaga booked the two-hour One World Together At Home special on Saturday evening.
The pop star, who also hosted the Global Citizen virtual concert, kicked off the show with a version of Charlie Chaplin’s Smile, recorded from her Los Angeles home, and closed the telethon while performing. The Prayer with Céline Dion, Andrea Bocelli, John Legend and pianist Yang Yang.
The big event, organized to honor healthcare workers, grocery staff, delivery drivers and all those who risk their lives to serve others during the coronavirus crisis, also featured performances at Paul McCartney’s home , who dedicated his vision of the Beatles. Lady Madonna to the “heroes – our healthcare workers”, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Maluma, Eddie Vedder, Keith Urban, Lizzo, Billie Joe Armstrong, Billie Eilish and his brother Finneas, and the Rolling Stones, who made a restitution from you You can’t always get what you want.
The evening’s emotional highlight came from Taylor Swift, who sang Soon You Get Better – a song she wrote about her mother’s battle with cancer.
The One World At Home show also included celebrity appearances from Kerry Washington, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Oprah Winfrey, Matthew McConaughey, Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan, and Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina, who recently won their battle with COVID-19.
The stars all offered a message of hope and urged fans to follow the guidelines to stay home to protect themselves and others.
Global Citizen tweeted after the event that it had raised $ 127.9 million in the fight against COVID-19.
?? We are live! Connect to One World: #TogetherAtHome for performances by some of the world’s greatest artists, stories from frontline workers and ideas from health experts. Everything is in favor of @OMSFrom the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Watch now: https://t.co/Yu68OWPvHG
– Citizen of the World (@GlblCtzn) April 18, 2020