How to Watch 'iHeart Living Room Concert For America Benefit' With Elton John, Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys

While most people cling to their homes and other dwellings across America during the coronavirus pandemic, there's a star-studded concert Sunday night to help raise money for hungry families in America, and for the first responders affected by the pandemic. Elton John, Alicia Keys and the Backstreet Boys will headline the "iHeart Living Room Concert For America," and many other stars are expected to participate.

The Fox Network will air the show beginning at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Elton John will be the host of the show, which also will include Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Mariah Carey and Tim McGraw.

The one-hour show is scheduled to feature inspirational messages from guests, and other special appearances from Ciara, Demi Lovato, Lizzo, Russell Wilson, Camila Cabello, Dave Grohl, Sam Smith, H.E.R. and others to pay tribute to the front line health professionals, first responders and local heroes working the front lines to combat the growing COVID-19 pandemic, also known as coronavirus.

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The event will encourage viewers to support one of two charities to raise money.

Feeding America says that every dollar raised provides meals for up to 10 families.

The COVID-19 First Responders Fund states that first responders across the country are sacrificing their lives during the pandemic, and that this foundation "provides support to those first responder families who are enduring financial hardship due to the coronavirus outbreak."

Folks can donate here to that organization.

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FOX will air the event with no commercials, and will also offer the the show across all of its linear and digital platforms, including the Fox News channel.

COVID-19 is the official name of coronavirus, which was first detected in Wuhan, China in late 2019. Since then, there have been over than 720,000 people worldwide who tested positive and more than 33,000 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. There have been 149,000 recoveries.

The United States leads all countries with nearly 140,000 positive cases, and the U.S. has more than 2,400 deaths related to coronavirus.

President Donald Trump earlier Sunday said he is extending social distancing guidelines to April 30. He also said that he expects the death toll to peak in two weeks and America to be in full recovery by June 1.

"The peak for death rates is likely to hit in two weeks," Trump said. "Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before victory is won."

Trump said last week he hoped America would be back open for business by Easter Sunday, which is two weeks from Sunday on April 12. However, his comment hints at the death toll from coronavirus will hit its crescendo around Easter.

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Elton John performs at Mt Smart Stadium on February 16, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Dave Simpson/WireImage
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