Ten to screen Lady Gaga-curated One World: Together At Home
Network Ten will screen the Lady Gaga-curated One World: Together At Home special in Australia.
The April 18 event will see star power appearances over two hours from Paul McCartney, Elton John, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Chris Martin, Keith Urban and more.
It will also be streamed on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Yahoo, Twitch, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, TuneIn.Music, Alibaba, LiveXLive, Tencent and Tidal.
The special emerges from Global Citizen’s social action platform daily Together At Home webcasts over recent weeks, promoting World Health Organization (WHO) initiatives during the pandemic.
These featured Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, Legend, Martin, Charlie Puth, Jennifer Hudson, Common, Rufus Wainwright, H.E.R., Hozier, Steve Aoki, Ryan Tedder, Miguel and Niall Horan.
The special is not so much a fundraiser, but a show of solidarity and a tribute to health workers on the frontline, said Lady Gaga. The singer revealed she and Global Citizen have raised US$35 million in the last week for WHO’s Solidarity Response Fund.
The money is earmarked to support and equip healthcare workers around the world, and to charities that provide food, shelter and healthcare.
In the US, the ABC, CBS and NBC networks will screen the show, with late-night show rivals Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert combining for hosting duties.
Global Citizen co-founder and CEO, Australian born Hugh Evans, said: “As we honour 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.”
Global Citizen also asks music fans to pledge to be good citizens by staying at home.
WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus added: “The World Health Organization is committed to defeating the coronavirus pandemic with science and public health measures, and supporting the health workers who are on the frontlines of the response.
“We may have to be apart physically for a little while, but we can still come together virtually to enjoy great music. The One World: Together at Home concert represents a powerful show of solidarity against a common threat.”