Watch Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, and More Sing ‘The Prayer’ Together

Lady Gaga Celine Dion Andrea Bocelli and Lang Lang Performing 'The Prayer'

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Musicians often join forces to perform in benefit concerts, but Global Citizen‘s One World: Together at Home was certainly a benefit concert like no other. Lady Gaga curated an impressive lineup of over 100 artists who performed from home over the course of 8 hours. The pop star called it “a love letter to the world” and the event raised $128 million that will go to the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund as well as local and regional responders.

Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and Stephen Colbert, the concert featured incredible performances by Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder and many more. The broadcast also included the stories of healthcare professionals working in close contact with coronavirus patients, as well as conversations with political leaders and scientists.

While the broadcast was filled with highlights, perhaps nothing is as memorable as the performance that closed out the show. Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, John Legend, and Andrea Bocelli—who recently gave his own stellar solo concert—were joined by pianist Lang Lang in a haunting rendition of The Prayer. As the musicians each performed from their respective homes, they came together in harmony to give new meaning to the song first recorded by Bocelli and Dion in 1998.

The lyrics of this ballad, which talk about finding a way out of darkness, seem particularly appropriate at this time:  When we lose our way / Lead us to the place / Guide us with your grace / To a place where we'll be safe. By coming together in this time of crisis, these musicians are doing their part to bring a little light, love, entertainment, and hope during this strange time.

If you missed the live stream, don't worry. Global Citizen has the full concert on YouTube, as well as clips of individual performances.

Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, John Legend, and Lang Lang closed the One World: Together at Home COVID-19 benefit concert with a moving rendition of The Prayer.

You can still catch the entire concert One World: Together at Home on YouTube.

There's also a playlist of 75 individual performances so you can check out everyone from Lady Gaga to Stevie Wonder.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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