Lady Gaga initiated the show “One World: Together at home”, gathering hundreds of stars to sing and raise money to support the anti-Covid-19.
The program consists of two parts, broadcast from 1 am on 19/4 on social networks Youtube, Twitter … and many TV channels such as NBC, ABC, CBS … Staging artists from famous names for to young stars, representing music like pop, rock, country, blues or symphonies. Over the course of eight hours, they delivered 89 repertoires of positive content songs, calling for solidarity, optimism and love.
Actual images on epidemic prevention in hot spots like the US and Europe are integrated. In addition, hundreds of celebrities including singers, actors, politicians, athletes, and businessmen appear as guests. They share touching stories about doctors, teachers, patients through difficult times of illness, job loss, and lack of food for the poor in the world.
The first part lasted for six hours, including the artists’ pre-recorded performances. Next, the main part of the two-hour show, is a live performance from the star’s private house. Lady Gaga opened the liveshow with the song Smile composed by comedian Charlie Chaplin.
She said she was impressed with the brave actions from around the world during the pandemic, from doctors and volunteers to day and night volunteers to bring a better life to everyone. In difficult circumstances, she felt the warmth of humanity, of solidarity together to protect humanity from the evil epidemic. On behalf of the organizers and artists, guests thanked and wanted to use music to honor the good values of life.
Singer Stevie Wonder sings Lean On Me in gratitude to musician Bill Withers – who recently died of heart disease in early April. The singer with congenital blindness also performed a part of Love’s in Need of Love Today by his morning operative. With his skillful hands on the piano keys, Steve raises his voice so that the audience can feel his heart sobbing as he sings about love and love during the epidemic.
Paul McCartney sang Lady Madonna written by him during his time in The Beatles, while the screen showed pictures of happy doctors at the medical center. The singer called on the government to invest more heavily in health systems in countries, avoiding the current shortage of equipment and manpower in the event of a pandemic. While popular singer of country music Kacey Musgraves chose Rainbow, expressing optimism because “there are always rainbows after rain”.
Elton John performed the hit song I’m Still Standing, a song that shows the vitality of the singer himself – who has experienced many events in the past such as addiction and disease. Singer Lizzo called for a worldwide change in every way with the song A Change Is Gonna Come.
Artists express creativity and harmony in performing even without stage, geographically separated. The Rolling Stones had four screens for the members to appear one after the other, as they arrived at their instruments. MC Jimmy Fallon and The Root team create Safety Dance concerts from a variety of home musical instruments and appliances, combined with funny dance videos from health workers throughout the United States. Singer Keith Urban used the trick to cut the movie to play himself with three instruments in the video of the hit performance of Higher Love.
In the end, the young stars gradually took the stage, singing the immortal songs about kindness and love. The phenomenon of Billie Eilish and his brother Finneas covering Bobby Hebb’s song Sunny said that this is a favorite song and always makes them both happy. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are in love with a duet of What a Wonderful World while playing piano.
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift first performed live composition Soon You’ll Get Better. The song was included in her album Lover last year. She once said she never sang the song live because it was for her mother – a cancer treatment.
The show ended with a combination of Lady Gaga, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, John Legend and pianist Lang Lang with hit hit The Prayer in English. The song was recorded in Italian by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli for the film Quest for Camelot (1998). The song replaces the prayers of peace for humankind, together through this difficult time.