Elton and Stars Rock for Covid Sunday Night 

Elton John. photo credit: David Shankbone

Elton John made sure America's medical professionals and frontline health care workers got lots of love Sunday night. 

The international superstar singer hosted a riveting and emotional benefit special March 29 on Fox. The musical tributes featured a score of artists, performing from their homes,  urging viewers to donate for frontline health care workers and first responders.

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“Let’s come together to make this world a better place amidst this crisis,” Elton John said. 

Fox and Friends reported Monday morning that the one-hour musical venture raised over one million dollars for Feeding America.

Performers for the "Fox Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America" included Alicia Keys, the Backstreet Boys, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mariah Carey and Tim McGraw.

“When tragedy knocks our neighbors down, we reach out our hands to lift them up,” said vocalist Billie Eilish, leading into one of her songs. 

All the artists appeared from their own living rooms, studios, and often with their pets by their side, and no makeup. 

The hour of music was intimate and revealing, filmed with their personal cell phones, cameras and patchwork audio equipment, set up urgently to get the show on the air. 

Feeding America and First Responders Children's Foundation will become the beneficiaries of the proceeds raised. 

The hour-long special had no commercials and was broadcast on iHeartMedia radio stations as well.

Added Ellen DeGeneres, in an impassioned plea to aid first responders,  “please send your love, support, and dollars to feeding America.org.”


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