Social distancing at the time of the coronavirus did not stop the stars of the music is “meet”, in virtual form, to participate in a benefit concert that connected to live, and by television the homes of artists such as Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, Sam Smith, and Camila Cabello.
A dozen singers, led by Elton John, opened the doors of their houses and turned the sofa of their living rooms on the stage of a unique musical event organized at this time of quarantine that lives a large part of the world’s population.
From Alicia Keys, which opened the recital to the piano, to Elton John and Mariah Carey, the slogan most often repeated by all was devoted to thank the work of the doctors, nurses and all health workers to combat daily COVID-19.
“This is dedicated to all professionals and emergency physicians of the world,” said Alicia Keys before performing “Underdog”, whose lyrics (”you’ll find that some day, very soon, you will have visitors waking up”) took on a meaning more comprehensive than ever. Earlier, Elton John was the master of ceremonies from the colorful living room of his house, where he introduced an event that was to raise donations for various charities that deliver food and medical equipment to those families most affected by the epidemic.
Days before, only in the united States more than three million people registered in the unemployment services by the crisis of the coronavirus, the number of high highest rate in history. “Once we can overcome these difficult times, will come better days,” said Elton John, who showed the messages of encouragement that sent, among other stars, Lady Gaga, Ellen DeGeneres and Melissa McCarthy.
As for measures to prevent contagion, it was impossible to gather all of the performers on stage, the wit gave place to unexpected situations such as a special meeting of the Backstreet Boys, who recently visited Uruguay, and performed in unison in their classic “I Want It That Way”, every one from their homes.
Nick Carter sang from the swimming pool of her residence in Las Vegas accompanied by their children, like Kevin Richardson, while Brian Littrell showed a living room with a peculiar machine to play pinball decorated with images of Elvis Presley that caught the attention in social networks.
The concert and the circumstances were a good chance to sneak into the lives of celebrities and see their homes and everyday situations. For example, the star of the moment and great winner of the last Grammy awards, Billie Eilish, he sang on the couch of his house, and next to his brother Finneas on the guitar, the success of “bad guy”, best song of the year at the Grammys.
Also from the sofa and with guitar in hand, performed the couple formed by Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, while Mariah Carey did “Always Be My Baby” from his home studiobut “with the open door to watch the children.”
The quarantine was found to Sam Smith without instruments in the home, so the singer decided to participate in the concert home with your voice version and a capella of the song “How Do You Sleep?”, he received praise in the social networks.
Before, Billie Joe Armstrong gave the audience an interpretation acoustic “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”, the hymn par excellence of Green Day. “I hope you’re happy, these days are stressful for everyone,” she said. Then, Elton John and the singer Lizzo held a conversation by video call in which they gave tips to live under this situation of crisis. “We have distanced ourselves socially, for health reasons -warned Lizzo-. But we have to be closer than ever.”
Demi Lovato, H. E. R., Tim McGraw and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters completed the proceedings. To conclude, Elton John closed the meeting of music with “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”, performed with the keyboard of his son, because, as acknowledged by the musician, is “going in a confinement house, without his usual piano.”
“When all this is over, I’ll be out there touching it for you again”, he promised with hope.