On Saturday, Lady Gaga hosted the One World: Together at Home concert telecast, in partnership with the World Health Organization and Global Citizen. The event united an impressive roster of performers, all of whom sang songs to pay tribute to healthcare workers who are on the frontlines battling COVID-19. “I feel very honored to be a part of the World Health Organization and Global Citizens, in the fight against COVID-19 and raising money for the Solidarity Response Fund,” said Gaga, kicking off the two-hour special that she curated. “I care so much about all of the medical workers that are putting their lives at risk for us right now.”
The event was hosted by three late-night fixtures: Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert. The lineup of stars, who all performed from their homes via streams, was vast and varied: It ranged from rock icons such as The Rolling Stones and Billie Joel Armstrong to pop stars such as Billie Eilish, Lizzo, and Taylor Swift. Throughout the special, non-performers also made appearances to highlight certain issues or introduce sets, including Beyoncé, David and Victoria Beckham, Amy Poehler, and many more. The grand finale, meanwhile, included a surprise group performance by Céline Dion, Lang Lang, John Legend, Lady Gaga, and Andrea Bocelli that ended the special on a high note.
Like last month’s Living Room Concert—which was hosted by Elton John and also featured performances by musicians from their homes—last night’s telecast raised funds, bringing in almost $128 million via donations before and after the show. The proceeds will go to the World Health Organization’s Solidarity Response Fund, and you can still donate to the cause by clicking here.
Missed the concert last night? Below, watch the best ten performances, including Lady Gaga’s rendition of a classic hit, John Legend and Sam Smith’s impressive duet, Taylor Swift’s stripped-back piano ballad, and more.
1. Lady Gaga, “Smile”
2. The Rolling Stones, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
3. Lizzo, “A Change Is Gonna Come”
4. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, “What a Wonderful World”
5. Kacey Musgraves, “Rainbow”
6. Billie Eilish and Finneas, “Sunny”
7. John Legend and Sam Smith, “Stand By Me”
8. Taylor Swift, “Soon You’ll Get Better”
9. Elton John, “I’m Still Standing”
10. Céline Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Lady Gaga, Lang Lang, John Legend, “The Prayer”
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