Music lovers bummed by last week’s report the Usher-hosted 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards would be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic (click here to read more) will be thrilled to learn the event’s organizers have cooked up a star-studded event in its stead.
Elton John will host a “living room concert” for coronavirus relief this Sunday, with Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Alicia Keys among those delivering at-home performances on the broadcast special.
The hour-long iHeart Living Room Concert for America will pay tribute to the health professionals, first responders and local heroes battling the coronavirus outbreak. The special encourages viewers to support Feeding America and First Responders Children’s Foundation.
Backstreet Boys, Tim McGraw and more will also take part in the hour-long special, which will air in the iHeartRadio Music Awards’ original broadcast time slot after that award show was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing artists to turn to livestreaming.
Set to air March 29, each performance of the concert was filmed using the artists’ personal cell phones, cameras and audio equipment as a means “to ensure the health and safety of all involved.”
FOX will air the special simultaneously on all of its linear and digital platforms, while iHeartRadio is set to broadcast on its app and stations nationwide.