iHEART CONCERT ON FOX: Elton, Tim McGraw, Dave Grohl, & Others Perform


More than a dozen superstar artists performed from their homes on Sunday for the hour-long iHeart Concert on FOX fundraiser. Another half dozen celebrities spoke about the coronavirus crisis and asked people to contribute to the charities Feeding America and First Responders Children's Foundation. Here's a rundown of the show: 

  • Hosting the show, Elton John explained that he's not performing because he's self-quarantined in "the only home [he's] ever had without a piano."
  • Alicia Keys performed "Underdog" at her piano.
  • Backstreet Boys- performed "I Want It That Way" with all five members in different locations. Kevin Richardson's two young sons played along, one at a drum kit and the other lip syncing while holding a guitar. 
  • Ken Jeong spoke.
  • Ciara and husband Russell Wilson spoke while Russell tossed a football with one of his kids. 
  • Dave Grohl dedicated "My Hero" to "the people on the front lines, doing their best to get us through all this."
  • Billie Eilish, with Finneas on guitar, performed "Bad Guy" sitting on their couch.
  • Ryan Seacrest spoke.
  • Camila Cabello sang "My Oh My," with boyfriend Shawn Mendes on guitar.
  •  Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone spoke.
  • Billie Joe Armstrong performed "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," forgetting some of the lyrics to his Green Day song.
  • Lady Gaga spoke.
  • Elton John and Lizzo chatted about how they're passing the days during this time of self-quarantining, with Elton complimenting Lizzo on inspiring so many. 
  • Tim McGraw sang "Something Like That" sitting on the diving board of his backyard swimming pool, while his band, the Dancehall Doctors, played from their homes.
  • Sam Smith sang his "How Do You Sleep" a cappella. 
  • Demi Lovato sang "Skyscraper" in vertical view, with skyscrapers on both sides of her.
  • Ellen DeGeneres thanked the heroes on the front lines of fighting the pandemic.
  • H.E.R. boldly debuted a new song, "Keep Holding On," sitting on her couch in a sweatsuit, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar.
  • Mariah Carey performed "Always Be My Baby" with her pianist playing from his home studio, and two backup singers chiming in remotely, as well. 
  • Elton John returned to close the show and admitted he was "lying" earlier when he said there was no piano in his house. He sang a bit of "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me," accompanying himself on a keyboard he said his sons are using to learn to play.

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