Celebs take part in One World: Together At Home Concert

Some of the biggest stars on the planet came together to put on an 8 hour virtual concert to celebrate healthcare workers and raise money to combat the Coronavirus.

The event was curated by pop icon Lady Gaga who teamed up with World Health Organization (WHO) and Global Citizen to 'honour the heroic efforts of community and health workers around the world.' Gaga labelled it 'a love letter to the world' and stated that all the musicians taking part wanted to give back to those who have been on the front line during the pandemic.

The star studded line-up of musicians included the likes of Elton John, Alicia Keys, Jenifer Lopez, Billie Eilish and many more! Performances mainly consisted of heart warming ballads and acoustic versions of the artists hit tracks. Performers also took the time to send messages of support to the viewers, as well as many shining a light on how strenuous the current circumstances can be on peoples mental health and urged those who are struggling to reach out for support where they can.

The show consisted of two parts - a 6 hour 'pre-show' then a 2 hour 'main show' hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert. Lady Gaga made it clear prior to the event that the main focus was to provide entertainment and to unify citizens from across the world as opposed to it seeming like a fundraising telethon.

Despite this, a whopping total of $127.9 million had been pledged in donations following the live broadcast, with all the proceeds from the concert being donated to WHO's Covid-19 Solidarity Response fund.

If you missed last nights broadcast, not to worry, you can watch the full broadcast on Global Citizens Youtube Channel by clicking here.

You can also catch all the highlights from the event as well as exclusive interviews and performances on BBC tonight at 7:15pm (GMT.) The broadcast will be hosted by Dermot O'Leary, Clara Amfo and Claudia Winkleman and will include performances from the likes of Little Mix, Jess Glynne, Sir Tom Jones, Rag'n'Bone Man, George The Poet and many more.

So be sure to catch tonight's special on BBC One and Stay safe!

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