Lionel Richie leads powerful all-star 'Idol' rendition of 'We Are The World'

Publish Date
Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 8:36AM

He first performed the song alongside a dream team of pop stars in 1985 to shine a light on famine in Africa.

And now, over three decades later, Lionel Richie has lent his stunning vocals once again to the charity single he wrote with Michael Jackon, 'We Are The World,' but this time with an all-star American Idol lineup for a lockdown-era rendition.

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Airing during yesterday's American Idol finale, Richie led a cast that included judge Katy Perry, 2020 winner Just Sam, Fantasia, Jordin Sparks, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Phillip Phillips, Ruben Studdard and Scotty McCreery.

As the singers belted out the powerful lyrics, their images were beamed onto famous landmarks, with empty streets below.