Elton John to Host Coronavirus Benefit Concert with Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys

26 Mars, 2020, 02:11 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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To extend the reach of the commercial-free special's charitable component, FOX will offer the event across all of its linear and digital platforms.

The living room concert TV special - airing March 29 - was originally scheduled to be the "iHeart Radio Music Awards". but obviously, that's been canceled.

In addition to John's appearance, the special will feature performances by a bevy of music's biggest stars, including Green Day " s Billie Joe Armstrong, R&B singer Alicia Keys, alt-pop phenomenon Billie Eilish, pop star Mariah Carey, country singer Tim McGraw, "00s boy band the Backstreet Boys and more.

Corden will host from his garage, and the special will include musical performances-all from their respective homes-by BTS in South Korea, Andrea Bocelli in Italy, Dua Lipa in London, and Billie Eilish with Finneas and John Legend in L.A. The artists will use their personal cell phones, cameras and audio equipment during the broadcast.

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Musicians have been quick to move online as US states have issued shutdown and stay-at-home orders, with free performances filmed at home and streamed on social media from the likes of John Legend and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

The first major benefit concert to provide relief and support for Americans impacted by COVID-19 is happening.

According to a representative for the Fox network, the hour-long gig will "pay tribute to the front line health professionals, first responders and local heroes who are putting their lives in harm's way to help their neighbours and fight the spread of the virus".

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