Friday night, days after Tropical Storm Sandy hit, celebs participated in NBC’s benefit concert, for storm victims. The hourlong event, hosted by Matt Lauer, was a telethon with a mix of music, storm footage and calls for donations from Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg and others.
Christina Augilera, Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen performed. A number of NBC Universal networks, including USA, CNBC, MSNBC, E! Entertainment, The Weather Channel and Bravo, aired the concert live from the NBC studios in Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, several blocks north of where the city went days without power.
Millions of people for whom the benefit was organized couldn’t watch the event because they had no electricity. Check out performances from MJB and Christina Aguilera.
Mary J. Blige ‘Living Proof’
Christina Aguilera ‘Beautiful’