With much of the world locked down, digital concerts and TV specials like the iHeart Radio Living Room Concert and the Disney Family Singalong have proliferated. But One World: Together at Home, hosted by late-night stars Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, and Jimmy Kimmel and curated by Lady Gaga, seems to be the biggest at-home concert event yet. Created by the charity concert organizer Global Citizen and the World Health Organization, the event will highlight the efforts of healthcare workers and offer educational information about the COVID-19 pandemic as well as musical performances and sketches. Here’s what you need to know about how to watch the special event and who is set to participate.
Who will perform?
The event isn’t a benefit concert, but a “globally televised and streamed special” to “show unity among all people who are affected by COVID-19 and will also celebrate and support brave healthcare workers doing life-saving work on the front lines,” according to a press release.
And while it seems there will be musical performances, it’s hard to tell exactly who will be putting on a show and who will just be participating. The event’s line-up promotes “appearances by” an array of big musical and non-musical names, including Awkwafina, Celine Dion, Chris Martin, David and Victoria Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, J Balvin, Billie Eilish and Finneas, The Killers, John Legend, Lizzo, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, and Taylor Swift. Ellen Degeneres, it’s pretty safe to bet, probably isn’t singing. The Killers probably are. Sir Paul? It’s anyone’s guess.
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According to the Hollywood Reporter, the One World special will also include educational segments that will offer viewers COVID-19 prevention and treatment advice, interviews with WHO experts, and with medical workers fighting the virus. The broadcast will also feature sketches and surprise celebrity cameos.
How can you watch the show?
For viewers in the United States, the ways to watch the event are basically endless. It will air on ABC, CBS, and NBC from 8pm to 10pm Eastern, 7pm Central, and 8pm Pacific. It will also air on NatGeo, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, CMT, Nickelodeon, and more cable channels.
The event will also stream on a variety of digital platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV and Apple Music, Twitter, Instagram, and Twitch.
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