Elton John to host coronavirus relief concert

FOX presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America set for Sunday, March 29

FOX presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America set for Sunday, March 29

The event was announced Wednesday by iHeartMedia and Fox.

The socially-distanced stars will sing live from their own living rooms in a one-hour charity special to be hosted by Sir Elton John on Sunday.

Corden will host from his garage, and the special will include musical performances-all from their respective homes-by BTS in South Korea, Andrea Bocelli in Italy, Dua Lipa in London, and Billie Eilish with Finneas and John Legend in L.A.

Oscar victor Elton John is partnering with Fox and iHeartMedia to host Fox Presents The iHeart Living Room Concert for America, an hourlong special looking to help put a dent in the global coronavirus relief effort, according to Deadline.

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Spain is one of the worst-hit countries by the coronavirus pandemic , with over 30,000 confirmed cases and over 2,000 deaths. His father had been staying at the Monte Hermoso residential home, where 20 elderly people died from the virus last week.

The performances will be filmed on the singer's personal cell phones, cameras and audio equipment in order to ensure the health and safety of the participants in this period of social isolation. The event will take the time slot that was to belong to the iHeartRadio Music Awards, which became part of a wave of public-event postponements and cancellations because of the pandemic.

The iHeartRadio Living Room Concert For America will also pay tribute to the people on the frontlines who are putting their lives at risk every day to fight the spread of COVID-19 - the health professionals, first responders and local heroes. The special encourages viewers to support Feeding America and First Responders Children's Foundation.

As we've discovered only weeks into the coronavirus pandemic, celebrities coming together to help the cause can be more cringeworthy than comforting.

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