One World: Together at home- A lovesong for healthcare warriors
The unexpected seems to be the spice of the season, but who knew that we’d all get a chance to witness the likes of Elton John, Paul McCartney, Lizzo, and Victoria and David Beckham, to name a few, on the same stage as anyone else in our time? At home!
Touted as the largest (virtual) gathering of popular artists and influencers since the 1985 Live Aid concert, Global Citizen’s 'One World: Together at Home' is one gig you don’t want to miss.
TODAY: @JimmyFallon, @JimmyKimmel, and @StephenAtHome will join forces to host One World: #TogetherAtHome.— Global Citizen UK (@GlblCtznUK) April 18, 2020
We're supporting the @WHO — and celebrating the health workers fighting COVID-19 on the frontlines. Come join us! 🤟
Here's how you can watch: https://t.co/jwbV2hiqlz. pic.twitter.com/Ky3HsGkHtP
The event, in collaboration with the World Health Organization and Global Citizen, is meant to encourage people to take action against the spread of coronavirus by staying home and calling on elected officials. Lady Gaga, who called the show a love letter to healthcare workers, also helped curate the event, reports CNN.com.
This massive 8-hour concert was staged to raise crucial funds amid the coronavirus pandemic, and has raised $127.9 million.
$127.9 million for COVID-19 relief.— Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) April 19, 2020
That is the power and impact of One World: #TogetherAtHome.
Thank you @ladygaga for helping @GlblCtzn create this historic global broadcasting event.
To everyone around the world: Stay strong, stay safe, we will be together in person soon. pic.twitter.com/QudE6j7reF
A variety of musicians, actors and comedians joined the event via live stream to what artists do best- reassure, plead and entertain.
So what’s the lineup?
According to inews.co.uk, here's a full list of everyone performing...
How to tune in?
The concert will be live-streamed and broadcast in a multitude of ways.
If you’ve missed the live streaming you had to register for via BookMyShow, take note- you can watch the rerun on VH1 India, National Geographic India, Comedy Central India, Colors Infinity, and VOOT at 8pm, reports theweek.in. The special will also be streamed on WHO’s YouTube channel.
What to look forward to
Paul McCartney’s general but pointed political plea to strengthen the healthcare system, Beyonce’s reminder that the pandemic is crippling vulnerable communities at an alarming rate, and Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabelo’s cosy, and sublime vocals to Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World.
.@LadyGaga, @CelineDion, @AndreaBocelli, @Lang_Lang, and @JohnLegend's incredible One World: #TogetherAtHome final performance will leave you speechless. Join us as we all unite as a global community against COVID-19: https://t.co/26xVXSb0qy pic.twitter.com/AfC2b6u8ZK— Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) April 19, 2020
A bizarre (on paper) but beautiful (in quarantine) lineup of Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, John Legend, Lang Lang and Lady Gaga joined in together in for an organic, soulful and stunning finale.