Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish and Tim McGraw will headline a profit live performance on Sunday, taking part in from their properties, to lift cash to assist combat the unfold of the coronavirus, Fox tv stated on Wednesday.
The one-hour particular, to be hosted by Elton John and broadcast on Fox and iHeart radio stations, is the primary main nationwide occasion in the USA to harness celeb energy to assist these affected by the illness.
The “IHeart Dwelling Room Live performance for America” will even characteristic performances from Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, and Inexperienced Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong.
All the musicians will movie themselves from properties with their cellphones or different tools.
The particular is aimed toward paying tribute to well being staff and people on the entrance strains of efforts to deal with the pandemic, which has overwhelmed hospitals.
It should additionally encourage viewers to donate to 2 charities: Feeding America and the First Responders Kids’s Basis.
Musicians have been fast to maneuver on-line as US states have issued shutdown and stay-at-home orders, with free performances filmed at house and streamed on social media from the likes of John Legend and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.
Others have made particular person contributions to hospitals and nonprofits because the coronavirus has unfold throughout the USA.
They embrace folks singer James Taylor, who this week made a $1 million (S$1.four million) donation to Massachusetts Common Hospital, and Rihanna, whose basis gave $5 million to charities to provide meals and protecting tools to healthcare staff.
Fox stated the “IHeart Dwelling Room Live performance for America” will probably be broadcast on Sunday at 9 pm EDT/6 pm PDT (0100 GMT on Monday).
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