Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, and others in a megaconcierto virtual pandemic

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New York, United States.

Dozens of stars, like Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones, entertained this Saturday to fans from all over the world with a megaconcierto virtual in tribute to the health workers fighting against the new coronavirus, confined in their homes to thousands of millions of people.

Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Maluma also joined in this concert by the internet, driven by the singer Lady Gaga and endorsed by the international organization Global Citizen in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).

Before you open the megaconcierto two-hour, titled “One World: Together At Home” (“One World: Together in the Home”), Lady Gaga, who has collaborated for weeks with Global Citizen and WHO for raise money in the fight against the covid-19, he said that he was praying for the medical staff and also “thinking of all who are in their houses, thinking about when to end all of this.” Then he sang “Smile” by Nat King Cole.

Stevie Wonder, who turns 70 in may, played, sitting at your piano in your home, “Lean On Me” of Bill Withers before you continue with your own “Love’s In Need Of Love Today”.

Mick Jagger, unbeatable 76 years old, appeared singing the classic ‘ You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, and together with other members of the Stones, each playing from their respective houses.

Taylor Swift also opted for the piano for a sober presentation of “Soon You’ll Get Better.”

“Cry mobilizer”

Global Citizen presented the event -broadcast on the main channels of american television, and presented by three of their figures: Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert- not as a collection but as a moment of union through the medium of song.

He also sought to generate “a cry mobilizer” to collaborate with the health workers, at a time in which the pandemic keeps about 4 thousand 500 million people who are confined at home.

Before the show, the organization urged philanthropists and the government to support the WHO in its response against the coronavirus, ensuring have raised already $ 35 million to local organizations and the fund of solidary answer before the covid-19 of the world organization of health.

In a show of international status that also included artists from India and Nigeria, the colombian Maluma injected reggaeton with “Carnival”.

In addition to presentations -McCartney played “Lady Madonna”- the event highlighted the efforts of the worldwide medical staff, but also vendors of food or disinfectants, in the first line in the fight against the coronavirus, that has caused more than 157 thousand 000 deaths all over the planet.

“Tonight, through the international language of music, we salute the courage and sacrifice of the heroes of health”said the secretary-general of the UN, Antonio Guterres, in a video released during the transmission.

The concert ended with a harmony of voices, Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, Andrea Bocelli and John Legend singing the hit 1999 of Dion and Bocelli’s “The Prayer,” accompanied by the celebrated pianist Lang Lang.

“Serve the humanity”

The main show was preceded by six hours of presentations transmitted over the internet stars from all over the world, including Jennifer Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Luis Fonsi and Kesha.

Exfutbolista English David Beckham spoke by videoconference with young athletes and encouraged to perfect their technique at home, waiting for you to get back to the sports competitions are suspended for the coronavirus.

The group The Killers sang an acoustic version of his hit “Mr. Brightside”.

And the actress Sarah Jessica Parker spoke to the health workers who work in the Elmhurst hospital in New York, the state most affected by the pandemic in the united States.

“You are heroes”, said the star of “Sex and the City” from your sofa. We will always be grateful for the sacrifices that you did to keep the community healthy and well.”

Aisha al Muntheri, working in a hospital, spoke from Paris, dressed with surgical garment, to say that she was proud of “be in front” with their colleagues.

“It’s part of our value as a doctor to serve the humanity”, said. “Humanity is our common language”.