Last Updated on July 11, 2020 by Senior Daily Staff
Highlights from the One World: Together At Home live special – including performances by the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Celine Dion and Paul McCartney – are available today on Youtube.
You can view the individual video clips at Global Citizen Youtube Page. Highlights include performances by the Rolling Stones and Elton John, shown in the videos below. There were 19 performances during the special, which was broadcast live on CBS, NBC, ABC and other networks.
Critics remarked that the show was hampered by uneven production values and amateurish performances in some cases. The NY Post called the show “insufferable” and a night of “narcissism.”
However, the event did raise $55.1 million for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and $72.8 million for local and regional charities responding the pandemic, said its main organizer, Global Citizen.
One World: Together At Home was a live televised special organized by Global Citizen, the World Health Organization and music and film star Lady Gaga. It was broadcast live on Saturday, April 18, 2020 starting at 8 pm ET on ABC, NBC and CBS. The live broadcast was also shown on multiple streaming platforms, including Amazon Prime Video, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
It included appearances and performances by today’s top entertainers, including Alicia Keys, Céline Dion, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, LL COOL J, Paul McCartney, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey, Pharrell Williams, the Rolling Stones, Sam Smith, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, Usher, Victoria Beckham, and more.
The broadcast was hosted by Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel of Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Stephen Colbert of The Late Show; meanwhile, friends from Sesame Street were on hand to help unify and inspire people around the world to take urgent action against COVID-19. For a full list of performers and more details visit the Global Citizen website.