Recently, Harry Connick Jr. and his daughter Georgia, went on a road trip from New York City to the former’s hometown of New Orleans along with a camera crew to impart thanks to the COVID-19 frontline workers in a two-hour CBS special, United We Sing: A Grammy Tribute to the Unsung Heroes.
As they drove along the way, the duo met some of the superheroes from our day to day life whom Harry surprised with celeb appearances over video calls.
The lineup of stardom
The first legend to make a peek a boo moment was Brad Pitt followed by Sandra Bullock who expressed her ‘love for New Orleans’ for her motherhood.
The special was however filmed a few weeks ago with the motif of thanking those ‘who make our everyday lives bearable’ in order to ‘thank them in person.’
The third appearance was made by Tim McGraw who disclosed that his father happened to be a trucker and sung Something Like That.
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happy fathers' day, everyone! after you all celebrate all of the fantastic dads in your lives, i hope you can kick back and watch #UnitedWeSingCBS: A GRAMMY® TRIBUTE TO THE UNSUNG HEROES on @cbstv – i'm really proud of this show! i hope y'all like it… tune in tonight at 8pm/7c!
As the father-daughter met a teacher in their unravelling path, Queen Latifah waited on the other end of the Ipad whose mother was a teacher in the same school.
Then Connick introduced Trombone Shorty, besides video conferencing with Jimi and Karen from Little Big Town.
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Sending lots of love to all of the essential workers who have helped us through this difficult time. I'm hosting a special broadcast #UnitedWeSingCBS on @cbstv and @cbsallaccess this Sunday night 8pm/7c as a thank you to all the people who have risked their lives every day to keep us safe ❤️❤️❤️
After some time, Oprah Winfrey appeared on the move as the duo visited Boys and Girls Club founded by the personality.
An overwhelming initiative
The series meanwhile brought Renee Zellweger, Drew Brees, Jon Batiste, Jamie Foxx singing his classic tune Grandma’s Hands, after which Harry introduced Lou Hill from the Recording Academy, whose MusiCares charity takes care of people in New Orleans.
Hill also announced a $100,000 donation in the special.
The unfathomable spirit
Later on, Harry headed to the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, as he added the legend’s recent loss to the contagion outbreak. Afterward, Harry introduced Brandford and Wynton Marsalis, from their homes in North Carolina and New York, taking to Irma Thomas and Cyndi Lauper in New York, who joined Thomas to perform It’s Raining.
With the passing time, Dave Matthews and Brandford Marsalis performed his hit song Mercy, in accordance with footage of individuals delivering food to the needy ones.
Lastly, Brad introduced Harry singing Stars Still Shine in New Orleans’ Jackson Square.