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Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO) have teamed up with Lady Gaga to put together a global telecast, called ‘One World: Together At Home’. According to Global Citizen , as well as featuring performances from world-leading artists, ‘the broadcast will highlight stories from the world’s health care workers, as well as sharing messages of gratitude and appreciation from those they’ve treated.’
The event will stream live on Saturday April 18, at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET, and will include a host of famous faces such as Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Elton John and Andrea Bocelli. It will also be hosted by Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel.
⭕️ We’re excited to announce One World: #TogetherAtHome, a global broadcast on April 18, curated in collaboration with @LadyGaga and featuring your favorite artists and comedians — all in support of the @WHO and healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. (1/7) pic.twitter.com/ZspKXtmd2V April 6, 2020
The ‘One World: Together at Home’ event has been spearheaded by Lady Gaga, who has already done substantial work in fundraising for the event.
“It is so important to think globally and support the World Health Organization to curb the pandemic and prevent future outbreaks,” said Lady Gaga in a tweet. “We want to highlight the gravity of this historical, unprecedented, and cultural movement.”
Joining Lady Gaga in discussing the event, Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen, said “I hope that we, as a shared humanity, emerge from this moment forever grateful for the work of doctors, nurses, teachers, grocery store workers, and all of those who are the backbone of our communities.”
“Global health is at the very core of the Global Citizen mission. We must ensure that the world’s poorest and most marginalized people have access to resources to cope with and tackle this health crisis.”
“As we honor and support the heroic efforts of community health workers, ‘One World: Together At Home’ aims to serve as a source of unity and encouragement in the global fight to end COVID-19. Through music, entertainment, and impact, the global live-cast will celebrate those who risk their own health to safeguard everyone else’s.”
“It’s this valiant effort that we’re all witnessing, this triumph that is the medical community.” @ladygaga stopped by all three major late-night talk shows to talk about One World: #TogetherAtHome, a broadcast supporting COVID-19 response efforts. More: https://t.co/t5ujmmJKp6 pic.twitter.com/4stcfhKgcS April 8, 2020
Who will be appearing?
According to Global Citizen, the star-studded ‘One World: Together At Home’ lineup so far is as follows:
- Alanis Morissette
- Andrea Bocelli
- Billie Eilish
- Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day
- Burna Boy
- Chris Martin
- David Beckham
- Eddie Vedder
- Elton John
- Idris and Sabrina Elba
- J Balvin
- John Legend
- Kacey Musgraves
- Keith Urban
- Kerry Washington
- Lang Lang
- Paul McCartney
- Priyanka Chopra Jonas
- Shah Rukh Khan
- Stevie Wonder
Where to watch ‘One World: Together At Home’
The broadcast will appear on live TV and will be available for viewing on many of the best TV streaming services , including Amazon Prime Video and YouTube. The One World event is not a fundraising effort, but philanthropic and corporate donations are welcomed.
Lady Gaga has already appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote the telecast. She has also collaborated with corporate leaders to raise $35 million for Global Citizen’s ‘COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund’ in the last week. One notable donation comes from Apple. The tech giant, which produces some of the best smartphones and best tablets worldwide, is donating $10 million. The donation was announced by CEO Tim Cook in an interview with Jimmy Fallon.