FOX Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America | Highlights, Photos and Video
Fans Can Now Stream the Benefit Special on YouTube
Style Magazine Newswire | 3/30/2020, 11:57 a.m.
New York, NY – March 30, 2020 – iHeartMedia and FOX brought the biggest names in music together for the benefit special FOX PRESENTS THE IHEART LIVING ROOM CONCERT FOR AMERICA, a music event to provide entertainment relief and support for Americans to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to celebrate the resilience and strength of the nation during this pandemic, live on FOX; on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app. Hosted by Elton John, the benefit special featured performances from Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, Dave Grohl, H.E.R., Mariah Carey, Sam Smith, Tim McGraw and more, from their own homes.
In addition to music, the hour-long concert also featured inspirational messages from guests and special appearances from Ciara and Russell Wilson, Demi Lovato Ellen DeGeneres, Ken Jeong, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone as well as Ryan Seacrest and more as the benefit special paid tribute to the front line health professionals, first responders and local heroes who are putting their lives in harm’s way to help their neighbors and fight the spread of the virus. The music event also encouraged viewers to support two of the many charitable organizations helping victims and first responders during the panfdemic: Feeding America® and First Responders Children’s Foundation.
YouTube will stream the “FOX PRESENTS THE IHEART LIVING ROOM CONCERT FOR AMERICA” available NOW through Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET on iHeartRadio’s YouTube Channel. Fans can set up a reminder to #StayHome and #TuneIn to the YouTube stream by visiting: https://youtu.be/7I4ekM6t2XU
The benefit special also included these special moments:
Elton John hosted the benefit special from his house in Los Angeles and greeted viewers at home with a warm welcome, letting everyone know that “We’re taking care of each other, looking out for each other, doing what we can during this crisis. There’s a lot of grief out there, uncertainty and fear, but let me tell you what’s going to keep us together – all the goodness that’s still happening in the world. Those doctors, nurses and scientists on the front lines – they’re living proof that most superheroes don’t wear capes.” He later closed the show by performing a snippet of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.”
In Los Angeles, Alicia Keys opened the benefit special with a performance of “Underdog,” saying, “This song is like a prayer. I hope that we remember how resilient we are, and how we defy the odds.” She dedicated the song “To all first responders and medical professionals that are risking their life to keep us safe. We’re so grateful.”
Backstreet Boys performed “I Want It That Way” from five different locations across the country. Kevin Richardson’s kids even made a cameo appearance to perform alongside their dad.
Ken Jeong made a special appearance to thank Proctor & Gamble for their $500,000 donation to support the communities and families of the people on the frontlines – with FOX agreeing to match the donation.