Lady Gaga and Elton John, the faces of benefit concerts to combat the COVID-19


Elton John and Lady Gaga they have put their talent and influence in support of a good cause. The astro world british Elton John was the first to headline a benefit concert this past march in support of various institutions that fight against the coronavirus. The result: 8 million dollars raised con the help of artists from the likes of Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys.

This Saturday,April 18, Lady Gaga will headline the benefit concert “Live Aid” the Coronavirus with a hundred of artists that seeks to emulate the great show of 1985.

The famed british musician gave the first step to participate on the 29th of march in the event, which aired on Fox and the radio stations of iHeartMedia. The money will go to Feeding America and First Responders Children’s Foundation.

Other of the guests of the recital virtual were Tim McGraw, H. E. R. and Sam Smith, who sang “How Do You Sleep” a cappella, as well as Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Camila Cabello and her boyfriend Shawn Mendes on the guitar.

So, Elton John and Lady Gaga topping the long list of star of solidarity which, thanks to the music take entertainment and manage millions of dollars for the cause.

Guest stars

Over a hundred international artists, including Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Maluma, Jennifer LopezTaylor Swift, Juanes, Luis Fonsi, Italian Andrea Bocelli, Anitta, J Balvin, Billie Eilish and Lizzo, Alanis Morissette, Chris Martin, Celine Dion, among others, will perform from their homes in the macroevento solidarity “One World: Together in the Home”, convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Lady Gaga, with more than eight hours of music that are relayed around the world by the crisis of the coronavirus.

Appointment to the agency Efe that the initiative will recall the historic ‘Live Aid’ in 1985gathered before a crowd of millionaire to Queen, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, U2, and Madonna, among others, to fight hunger in Africa.

This shows the legendary song ‘We Are The World’ and the Freddie Mercury and his band gave which for many is the best performance of the rock history.

Where to see the “Live Aid” of the Coronavirus?

The concert this Saturday, the 18th is a marathon six hours of live music and can be seen in the majority of social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube starting from 12:00 noon.

The appointment will culminate with a grand concert of two hours, with international stars that will be broadcast Saturday night on television in the U.S. starting at 8:00 p. m.

The BBC confirmed that it will be during the Sunday morning.

A global initiative

The concert is a work in set of the WHO, the charity organization Global Citizen and the superstar Lady Gaga, ambassador of the initiative.

Detailing the agency Efe that the aim is to raise money for the Fund in Response to the COVID-19. Not intended to collect donations directly through the public.

“We want to raise the money before going on air. When we are live, keep their wallets, their credit cards and enjoy the show,” explained Gaga to present the idea.

Therefore, the ambition of this new ‘Live Aid’ is to unite people who are confined to the length and breadth of the planet, to offer a distraction and leave the responsibility to donate in the hands of big companies and world leaders.

Organizers say they have already collected 35 million dollars.

Now there are those who claim that it will repeat the history of the great concert of 1985. However, it would be difficult to compare as there will be no crowd nor will it be possible to relive the historical action of the Queen in the Wembley Stadium.

Despite these differences, this event will make history because it will be purpose of the pandemic coronavirus.

Some movie stars like George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matthew McConaughey, have donated to various causes to counteract the COVID-19.

And the music, Rihanna and Jay-Z just to name a few, have donated separately to a million dollars. Acting in concert or not, these stars have broken off of large sums of money for the same purpose.