Music's Biggest Stars Coming Together for 'Living Room Concert For America'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell of Ky. gives a thumbs up as he leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington

Elton John to host TV, radio concert as coronavirus antidote

The hourlong concert, which will run commercial-free, will feature performances by guest artists Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw, Backstreet Boys and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong amongst others.

Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys and Elton John are part of "FOX Presents the IHeart Living Room Concert for America".

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Elton John is hosting a "living room" concert aimed at bolstering American spirits during the coronavirus crisis and saluting those countering it, iHeartMedia and Fox said Wednesday.

Each singer will perform from their own homes and will be filmed with their personal video and audio equipment, to ensure the health and safety of others.

Musicians have been quick to move online as USA states have issued shutdown and stay-at-home orders, with free performances filmed at home and streamed on social media from the likes of John Legend and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. It can be watched on FOX or listeners can tune in worldwide on iHeartMedia radio stations.

It's an hour-long FOX TV and online benefit concert to support heroic healthcare workers and first responders on the frontline of the pandemic.

In addition to the musical performances, the special will also pay tribute to health professionals on the front lines, including first responders and local people, who are risking their lives to help fight COVID-19's spread.

It's called the iHeart Living Room Concert For America, replacing the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards, which have been postponed.

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