Watch: Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion perform ‘The Prayer’ for COVID-19 relief
A week after millions of people watched Andrea Bocelli perform from the empty Duomo Cathedral in Milan, Italy — a groundbreaking concert that broke a YouTube record — Bocelli performed for the world again
A week after millions of people watched Andrea Bocelli perform from the empty Duomo Cathedral in Milan, Italy — a groundbreaking concert that broke a YouTube record — Bocelli performed for the world again.
For the special occasion, Bocelli sang the duet that earned him a Grammy nomination in 2000: “The Prayer.”
Accompanied by pianist Lang Lang, Bocelli and powerhouse vocalist Celine Dion — joined at times by Lady Gaga and John Legend — belted the song from their individual homes to close out “One World: Together at Home.”
Curated by Gaga, the virtual festival highlighted the stories of health care workers across the globe and featured performances from big-name artists like Gaga, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, The Killers, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Paul McCartney.
Of the money raised, $55.1 million will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and $72.8 million to local and regional responders, according to Global Citizen.
If you missed the performance Saturday night, you can still watch it in its entirety on YouTube via Global Citizen’s official channel.
Here are some highlights from the two-hour concert:
- ‘The Prayer’ — Lang Lang, Bocelli, Dion, Gaga and Legend
- ‘Smile’ — Lady Gaga
“I care so much about all of the medical workers that are putting their lives at risk for us right now. I think of them every day, I pray for them every day and I’m also thinking of all you that are at home,” Gaga said as she opened up the concert and sang “Smile.”
- ‘Stand By Me’ — John Legend, Sam Smith
- ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ — Lizzo
- ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ — The Rolling Stones