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A Collaborative Masterpiece: ‘The Prayer’ by Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Lady Gaga, and John Legend

Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli reunited to perform “The Prayer” in an impressive collaboration that also featured Lady Gaga, John Legend, and Lang Lang. This special rendition was part of the Together at Home benefit concert, showcasing four of the world’s leading vocalists alongside Lang Lang’s exceptional piano skills.

The performance kicks off with Dion’s impeccable vocals, followed by Lady Gaga, who impressively adapts to a classical singing style, highlighting her versatility as a singer. The video has garnered 9.1 million views, and you can watch it here:

Following Lady Gaga, John Legend and Bocelli each take their turn, leading up to the memorable duet chorus by Dion and Bocelli. Lang Lang, a masterful pianist known for his innovative approach, delivers a delicate and inventive piano accompaniment, providing a fresh take on the song’s original synthesized backdrop.

Audiences have enthusiastically received this new version of the classic hit, praising Dion’s enduring vocal brilliance and the emotional depth conveyed by all performers. Below, you can enjoy another captivating live rendition of the song by Dion and Bocelli in Central Park:

This unique collaboration for “The Prayer” was put together for the One World: Together at Home concert, an initiative by Global Citizen in New York City, spearheaded by Lady Gaga. The event, which lasted six hours, featured numerous A-list celebrities and aimed to encourage social distancing and unity during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis.

Chosen for its poignant lyrics of hope and guidance, “The Prayer” was a fitting anthem for the occasion. Originally from the 1998 movie Quest for Camelot, the song was performed in solo versions by both Dion and Bocelli, in English and Italian. However, it’s their duet that has truly stood the test of time, inspiring countless covers and becoming a staple in their live performances.

Upon its release, “The Prayer” achieved moderate commercial success but received critical acclaim, especially for the powerful combination of Dion and Bocelli’s vocals. It won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song and was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Grammy. Its meaningful lyrics and emotional resonance have made it a popular choice for significant occasions, from weddings to memorials.

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