Christine and the Queens shares unaired One World performance with special song about lockdown and loving cats
Christine and the Queens has shared a song meant for Lady Gaga’s One World benefit special, which unfortunately went unaired, about washing your hands and loving cats.
One World: Together at Home Special to Celebrate COVID-19 Workers was streamed on Saturday, April 18, and featured a six-hour pre-show before the two-hour digital performance.
Curated by Lady Gaga and in support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and regional charities’ fight against COVID-19, One World featured a constellation of stars that included: Elton John, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah, Paul McCartney, Kacey Musgraves, Lizzo and dozens more.
But Gaga and hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Fallon discouraged viewers from making their own donations, as Gaga and the Global Citizen team had already raised more than $50 million before the special aired.
Christine and the Queens joined the global livestream to perform two tracks from her recent EP La Vita Nuova; “People, I’ve Been Sad” and “Mountains (we met)”.
But she later revealed on Twitter that she had intended to include another tune, but it unfortunately it wasn’t aired.
The artist posted the clip, in which she sang: “Stay in and wash our hands and do the things we like/ Or don’t do anything at all/ If you want to lay out in the sun, just do it.
“If you have some kids I wish I could help/ But I don’t know s**t about kids/ If you have a dog, I can’t help either/ Cats are great.
“They’re really low key, low key/ And if you’re feeling lonely/ Reach out to me.”
Christine and the Queens admitted: “I also sent this bit but honestly I get why it did not make the cut.”
— Chris (@QueensChristine) April 19, 2020
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In between the two tracks that did air, she sent a message to viewers about self-isolation.
She said: “I know it’s hard to stay inside. It’s really strange, it’s all about screens now and no human contact. I know it can be draining emotionally and it is, actually… I’ve been saying to myself when I want to keep the motivation to stay in is to think about all the fantastic people working outside to eradicate the progression of the virus and to take care of the people who are affected, or the people who have to work, risking their help.
“I think the thing I can do myself to be helpful, instead of singing, is to stay in and this is what I’m saying to myself if I feel a bit low.
“I know it’s hard and don’t hesitate to reach out to people if you feel down, virtually. Let’s try to stay in right now intensely so it’s over quicker.”