$ 8 million toll from Elton John’s charity event against the Corona virus


Global star Elton John raised about $ 8 million in a charity party broadcast over the Internet on the weekend and music and singing stars participated from their homes to contribute to the anti-Corona virus efforts, concert sponsors said.

The presentation by Elton John from his home kitchen on Sunday evening, in which the backstreet boys and singers Billy Ilish, Lizo, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga, as well as singer Tim Magro, all appeared on smartphone cameras, home cameras or electronic platforms online.

The outcome of the ceremony was devoted to two charitable institutions that provide assistance to those who have professions that are required to continue during the crisis of the outbreak of the Corona virus and for Americans who face economic difficulties due to the virus.

Fox broadcast the four-hour concert on the air without any commercial breaks, at an event which the network said had 8.7 million viewers.

The songs featured short personal stories of nurses, doctors, truck drivers, grocery workers and other essential professionals as millions of Americans entered the second week of staying home to fight the spread of the virus.

The concert was also broadcast on I-Hart radio stations across the United States, and it urged listeners to donate to two charities, “Feeding America” ​​and “First Responders Childrens Foundation”.

As of Monday evening, total donations amounted to about eight million dollars for the two institutions, including 500,000 dollars from P&G and a similar amount from Fox Network.

YouTube also made a donation, and it will continue broadcasting the charity concert until today, Wednesday, through the I-Hart Radio channel on YouTube.


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