Lionel Ritchie Leads New And Former American Idol Contestants In 'We Are The World'

Lionel Ritchie Leads New And Former American Idol Contestants In 'We Are The World'

In this heartfelt music video, Lionel Ritchie sings ‘We Are The World’ alongside new and former American Idol contestants during the American Idol Finale 2020.


“We can't go on, pretending day-by-day
That someone, somewhere soon make a change
We're all a part of God's great big family
And the truth, you know, love is all we need

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day, so let's start giving
There's a choice we're making, we're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day, just you and me”

As the song goes on, scenes from around the country flash across the screen. All of the places are iconic from Times Square in New York City to the pristine beaches of Florida to the Las Vegas Strip to the U.S. Capitol steps in Washington, D.C.

But one thing that is different about these places is that they are completely empty. Compared to busy streets filled with people, these places and landmarks show that no one is around because of the shelter-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the faces of the singers are creatively imposed on the images from around the country.

It is so cool to see the American Idol judges, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, as well as the past and present American Idol contestants joining together in song for this wonderful video.

“We are the world song is just as beautiful as the first time it was recorded with Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson,” comments one person on YouTube. “Love it.”

“Absolutely loved this then and love it more now! The world needs this!” writes another person. “God bless the world and keep us all safe and healthy.”

What a beautiful video from the American Idol family. May it bring a smile to your face today.