Legendary entertainer Sir Elton John’s ‘Living Room Concert For America’ has raised $8 million for COVID-19 relief efforts. The event featuring performances by celebrities was held instead of iHeartRadio Music Awards . Elton organized the event to tribute to the health workers, first responders and local heroes services during coronavirus pandemic . Participating celebs included Mariah Carey, Demi Lovato, Billie Eilish, Dave Grohl, Backstreet Boys, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello . At the end, Elton said: “Everyone out there fighting to keep us safe is such an inspiration.” The performances were filmed using the artists’ own phones, cameras, and audio equipment to keep direct interaction with others limited. Elton expressed
“And so people are going to take solace in music. They’re going to catch up on a lot of movies at home. They’re going to get bored. We’re playing every day, at 5:30 we play Snakes and Ladders, which in America is called Chutes and Ladders, and it’s become a family routine now and it’s fantastic.
“To be honest with you, it’s great to be able to spend this much time with my boys because normally I don’t, even though they’ve been on the road with us since November in Australia and New Zealand. It’s, this is 24/7 with them and it’s fantastic.”