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Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli Unite to Perform 'The Prayer' for 'One World' Concert

Olowokandi Fiyin
Apr 21, 2020
06:20 P.M.
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Celine Dion teamed up with Andrea Bocelli and some other prominent singers to perform "The Prayer” during the “One World" Concert.

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Amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, Global Citizen is doing its bit to ensure those at the frontline of the "battle" are taken care of while also adhering to the rules given by WHO to limit the disease's spread.

Singers Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion perform at the Central Park, Great Lawn on September 15, 2011 | Photo: Getty Images

Singers Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion perform at the Central Park, Great Lawn on September 15, 2011 | Photo: Getty Images

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To that end, the organization hosted a star-studded "One World: Together at Home" special, which was led by musical powerhouses Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli.

Andrea gave Easter a unique feel when he performed a solo concert, "Andrea Bocelli: Music for Hope," on Easter Sunday from the Duomo cathedral in Milan, Italy.

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The duo, who entertained millions of viewers with an intimate performance of their 1999 song "The Prayer" from the privacy of their homes, were joined by singers Lady Gaga, John Legend, and the classical concert pianist, Lang Lang.

The musical legends' performance at the concert was dedicated to raising awareness through the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to offer support for local foundations providing food, healthcare, and shelter to those in need amid the ongoing health crisis.

Singer Lady Gaga on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon - Season 7 on April 6, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

Singer Lady Gaga on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon - Season 7 on April 6, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

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ET Online noted that the global event, curated by Gaga, has also featured virtual performances from several artists including Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lopez, Maluma, Camila Cabello, Kacey Musgraves, Shawn Mendes, Elton John, and the Rolling Stones.

As regards the moving song they performed on April 18, Today mentioned that while Celine belted out her version of the 1999 song in English, the famous tenor, Andrea, recorded his cover in his native tongue of Italian.

 Singers Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli perform during the 19th annual Keep Memory Alive "Power of Love Gala" benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health honoring Andrea Bocelli and Veronica Bocelli at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 13, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images

Singers Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli perform during the 19th annual Keep Memory Alive "Power of Love Gala" benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health honoring Andrea Bocelli and Veronica Bocelli at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 13, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images

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A duet between the duo later appeared on their studio albums, "These Are Special Times" and "Sogno," respectively.

Not only did the song win the hearts of their fans, but it also clinched the Golden Globe Award for best original song. It was additionally nominated for an Academy Award for best original song in 1999.

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Meanwhile, People previously reported that Andrea gave Easter a unique feel when he performed a solo concert, "Andrea Bocelli: Music for Hope," on Easter Sunday from the Duomo cathedral in Milan, Italy.

The touching event was live-streamed on his YouTube channel. Seeing as the Duomo has been closed since the start of the outbreak, the 61-year-old performed songs like "Ave Maria" and "Sancta Maria" to an empty venue.

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