As people continue to stay in lockdown all over the world, we’ve been counting on celebs to keep us entertained, whether they’ve been making TikToks or hosting Instagram Live concerts.
And last night took it to the next level, with tonnes of celebs clubbing together for the Global Citizen One World: Together At Home virtual concert. The six-hour show was curated by Lady Gaga, raising money for coronavirus relief.
The concert saw performances from Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, and even a surprise appearance from Beyonce. Literally, what more could you ask for?
Niall used his time on screen to thank key workers for their incredible work, saying, “Thank you so much to anyone out there working in an essential service, whether it be a doctor, a nurse, a grocery store worker, teacher, anyone working in an essential service.
“You are doing an unbelievable job and we thank you for your service so much. You were already doing a great job anyway but you’ve really stepped up to the plate on another level. Thank you so much.’”
Meanwhile, Liam Payne shared how he was coping with being in lockdown, saying, “It’s a pretty dark time for us at the moment. For my personal benefit, I’ve been trying to think of the positives. I really feel, at the moment we’re all being brought a lot closer together by this solidarity that we have to feel right now.”
Plus, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, who are quarantining together, cuddled up for a piano duet of ‘What a Wonderful World,’ and honestly it was adorable. They changed the lyrics to share the important reminder, “It’s still a wonderful world,” and we couldn’t agree more.
Beyonce even made a surprise appearance on the show to share an important message. “To the doctors, the nurses, and other health care workers who are away from their families, taking care of ours, we continue to pray for your safety,” she said, also thanking food and delivery workers.
Beyonce also drew attention to reports that African Americans have made up a disproportionate amount of Covid-19 deaths in the US, saying, “Black Americans disproportionately belong to these essential parts of the workforce that do not have the luxury of working from home, and African American communities at large have been severely affected in this crisis.
“This virus is killing black people at an alarmingly high rate here in America,” she added, urging fans to “be patient, stay encouraged, keep the faith, stay positive, and continue to pray for our heroes.”
One World: Together at Home also saw performances from Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift, plus a duet between Sam Smith and John Legend. Amazing.
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