Yesterday, the Lady Gaga and Global Citizen helmed coronavirus relief concert One World: Together At Home took place. Over 100 artists performed over eight hours, while late-night show stars Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel hosted the event. The concert saw music legends like Elton John, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and The Rolling Stones perform from quarantine, while the final performance was something really quite stunning involving Andrea Bocelli.
The Italian tenor performed The Prayer alongside Gaga herself, Celine Dion, John Legend and Lang Lang.
Bocelli stood wearing dark sunglasses and performed without a microphone or headphones in sight, which fans in the comments found very impressive.
So far over $127 million has been raised for the COVID-19 Response Fund for WHO, thanks to One World.
UK fans can watch the concert tonight on BBC One from 7:15 pm, which also features messages from stars like David Beckman and former First Ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush.
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David Beckham said: “If there’s any silver lining to come of this situation its meant lots of time together as a family.
“We know there are people out there who are risking everything to keep us all safe, we want to join with all of you to say a huge thank you to them.”
While Victoria added: “Our thanks goes to all of the healthcare workers all around the world who are working so, so hard, leaving their families to go to work to protect us and our children.
“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
Lady Gaga said: “I feel very honoured to be a part of the WHO and Global Citizen in the fight against COVID-19.
“I care so much about all of the medical workers who are putting their lives at risk for us right now.
“I think of them every day, I pray for them every day and I’m also thinking of all of you who are at home and are wondering when all of this will be different.”
On Easter Sunday, Andrea Bocelli also performed a Music For Hope concert.
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The Italian tenor sang live from the Duomo di Milano, Milan’s cathedral, on Resurrection Sunday.
Bocelli had been invited by the City of Milan to give “an uplifting message of love, healing and hope through music”.
The tenor’s solo performance saw him perform Panis Angelicus, Ave Maria, Sancta Maria, Domine Deus and ended with Amazing Grace on the steps of the cathedral.
On accepting the invitation, he said: “On the day in which we celebrate the trust in a life that triumphs, I’m honoured and happy to answer ‘Sì’ to the invitation of the City and the Duomo of Milan.”
Bocelli added: “I believe in the strength of praying together; I believe in the Christian Easter, a universal symbol of rebirth that everyone – whether they are believers or not – truly needs right now.
“Thanks to music, streamed live, bringing together millions of clasped hands everywhere in the world, we will hug this wounded Earth’s pulsing heart, this wonderful international forge that is reason for Italian pride.
“The generous, courageous, proactive Milan and the whole of Italy will be again, and very soon, a winning model, engine of a renaissance that we all hope for.
“It will be a joy to witness it, in the Duomo, during the Easter celebration which evokes the mystery of birth and rebirth.”
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