Some of the biggest names in music and late night television are joining forces to raise funds for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, while physical distancing, of course. Set to air online and on multiple CTV networks on Saturday, April 18th, One World: Together at Home
is being curated by Lady Gaga and will be co-hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert. A mix of musical performances, interviews, sketch comedy and celeb cameos, the fundraiser is an artistic collaboration between Global Citizen and the World Health Organization.One World
will feature Billie Eilish, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Lizzo, Kacey Musgraves, Alanis Morissette, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Andrea Bocelli and more, and while the details are still rolling in, with Lady Gaga in charge, you know it’s going to be amazing. We're going to guess this was the big announcement that Gaga and Fallon were going to chat about before their FaceTime fail
last week.[video_embed id='1932827']RELATED: Jimmy Fallon's interview with Lady Gaga did not go well[/video_embed]“It is so important to think globally and support the World Health Organization to curb the pandemic and prevent future outbreaks,” Lady Gaga explained in a press release. The singer spoke at a WHO press conference this morning, officially announcing her involvement in the project.
While Gaga hasn’t posted much else about the event on social yet, she’s been outspoken about the importance of physical distancing and kindness during these surreal times, posting on her Instagram
earlier in March, “I love you world, we’ll all get through this.”All funds raised by the One World
special event will go directly to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund
, which is an initiative of the U.N. Foundation. The fund is used to support and equip healthcare workers around the world and provides financial support to vetted community charities that are providing food, shelter and other essentials during COVID-19.
In addition to raising money, the special will celebrate healthcare workers and community care workers while striving to inform viewers about COVID-19 risks and prevention. Some of these essential workers stories’ will be highlighted throughout the show.You can watch One World: Together at Home
from 8-10pET on Saturday, April 18 on CTV, CTV2, TSN, CP24, Much, MTV, VRAK, and everywhere CTV content can be found. The special will also livestream on the iHeartRadio Canada app and simulcast on participating iHeartRadio Canada radio stations across the country so, with multiple ways to tune in, people can truly find a way to watch together, at home.[video_embed id='1930877']RELATED: Mariah Carey and Backstreet Boys stun with ‘90s classics at the iHeart Living Room Concert[/video_embed]