"We Are The World" Remake Debuts At Olympic Opening Ceremony
The much anticipated remake of the 80's classic charity hit, "We Are The World," debuted last night at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Like the original, the list of singers reads like a who's who in the music industry and, like the original, it was done for a great cause — to help the people of Haiti.
Though the Olympics opening was marred by tragedy and technical issues, airing the song almost four weeks after an earthquake devastated the island nation should help to generate some much needed donations at a time when most people's attentions have moved on.
The new version of "We Are The World," which was originally written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, featured singing from a myriad of stars from a variety of musical genres. Opening with tween sensation Justin Bieber, other featured artists are Haiti-native Wyclef Jean, Black Eyed Peas' Will.I.Am and Fergi, Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Celine Dion, Miley Cyrus, Josh Groban, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Pink, Carlos Santana, Barbra Streisand, Janet Jackson (a strange duet with brother Michael) and inexplicably T-Pain and 'Lil Wayne. For an entire list of performers, click here.
Since this is for charity, and ultimately a well-meaning cause, I will refrain from any musical critique. You're welcome. Enjoy!
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