Advocacy group Global Citizen and the World Health Organisation, with a little help from Lady Gaga, are throwing a virtual benefit concert — a la Live Aid — which Mediacorp will be showing live this Sunday (Apr 19), 8am.
Called One World: Together at Home, the two-hour cross-platform special is curated by Lady Gaga and hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Kimmel. The live event aims to raise COVID-19 awareness and celebrate the heroic efforts of the frontline healthcare personnel and essential services providers battling the pandemic around the world.
The line-up includes Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan and Stevie Wonder.
Lady Gaga, who has already raised US$35 million (S$49.5 mil) last week, has said that One World isn’t a fundraising telethon and will focus on entertainment and messages of solidarity. “Put your wallets away… and sit back and enjoy the show you all deserve,” she said. In other words: If you want to play a part, just stay home.
Here are telecast details:
1/ Two-hour Global Special
When: Apr 19, 8am-10am (live); 9.30pm-11.30pm (delayed)
2/ Six-hour Digital Special
When: Apr 19, 2am-8am (live); 8am-2pm (delayed)
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Mediacorp is proud to join Singapore and the world in celebrating the frontliners in the fight to end COVID-19 with One World: Together at Home! Stay home and catch the historic event headlined by @ladygaga, @coldplay, @johnlegend, @jimmyfallon and many more! LIVE on Sun (19 April) from 8am on @mediacorpch5, @mewatch.mediacorp and meWATCH YouTube channel. You can also watch more global artistes on the special digital stream LIVE from 3am on meWATCH and YouTube! Look out for more information as we bring you updates leading up to One World: Together at Home! #stayhomeforSG #SGunited #StayHomewithMe #TogetherAtHome
Photos: TPG News/Click Photos, IMDB
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