Lionel Richie + American Idol Alums Recreate ‘We Are The World’ [VIDEO]
Prepare to get goosebumps.
Several American Idol favorites from past and present put a fresh coat of paint on the iconic ballad 'We Are The World' to close out Sunday's 'American Idol' season finale.
I don't know about you, but this is exactly what I needed right now.
Lionel Richie, who co-wrote the song with Michael Jackson, was joined by Idol judges Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, 11 finalists from this season, and numerous contestants who've appeared on American Idol over the past two decades. Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Phillip Phillips, Jordin Sparks, and Katherine McPhee were among the all-star talent who were all recorded remotely to lend their voices (and faces) to the project.
The original version, performed by the super-group USA For Africa, raised over $63 million for famine relief in Africa after its release in March of 1985. USA For Africa included stars such as Huey Lewis, Ray Charles, Cyndi Lauper, Kenny Rogers, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, and several more.
The video featured scenes from American landmarks that are now deserted due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the performers' images superimposed.
American Idol wrapped up its third season on ABC, crowning the artist known as 'Just Sam' as this year's American Idol. Judge Katy Perry also debuted a new single called 'Daisies' during the finale.