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Elton John to host televised coronavirus relief concert

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Elton John is hosting a televised benefit concert featuring pop artists such as Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and several others to raise money for relief efforts amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The hourlong special, dubbed the iHeartRadio Living Room Concert for America, will air on Fox and iHeartMedia on March 29, the online radio platform announcedThe benefit show takes the place of the 2020 iHeartRadio music awards postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Singers will perform from their homes and will film using their own equipment to enforce social distancing recommendations that are advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The concert will “pay tribute to the people on the frontlines who are putting their lives at risk every day to fight the spread of COVID-19 — the health professionals, first responders and local heroes,” the announcement stated.

The concert will air Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT and encourage viewers to make donations to Feeding America and the First Responders Children’s Foundation.

CBS is also assembling a special for the “Late Late Show” hosted by James Corden that is set to air Monday evening. The TV event, which is also intended to urge viewers to abide by CDC guidelines, will feature Eilish, John Legend, Andrea Bocelli and several other notable guests.

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