This past Saturday evening, entertainers from around the world joined forces — remotely, of course, in the age of social distancing — to pay tribute to first responders and those on the front lines battling COVID-19. Put on by Global Citizen and the World Health Organization with the aid of Lady Gaga, the One World: Together At Home global broadcast was a marathon of solid entertainment with a cause.
The broadcast featured participation from several living legends in addition to younger, more contemporary artists, giving the whole thing a generational appeal that spanned young and old. When it was all said and done, it supported healthcare workers in a major way:
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$127.9 million for COVID-19 relief. That is the power and impact of One World: #TogetherAtHome. Thank you @ladygaga for helping us create this historic global broadcasting event. To everyone around the world: Stay strong, stay safe, we will be together in person soon. Watch the full broadcast all over again at the link in our bio.
From his driveway, piano nestled under a basketball hoop, Sir Elton John delighted with “I’m Still Standing”:
Taylor Swift performed “Soon You’ll Get Better”:
Lady Gaga’s contribution was a performance of “Smile”:
Adam Lambert performed “Superpower”:
John Legend and Sam Smith played “Stand By Me”:
Jennifer Lopez channeled Barbra Streisand with a rendition of “People”:
Annie Lennox and her daughter, Lola, performed “There Must Be An Angel”:
Billie Eilish and brother FINNEAS performed “Sunny”:
And so on. It was a fittingly dizzying array of artists from all genres and styles, coming together for a great mutual cause. Watch the full One World: Together At Home broadcast below: