Mariah Carey Performs Special Rendition of 'Hero' Dedicated to Front-Line Workers

Superstar Mariah Carey performed an intimate rendition of her song "Hero" from her home, dedicating it to workers on the front lines giving their time and risking their own health amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a video shared Friday, Carey's performance of the 1993 hit was an Easter celebration and meant to pay tribute to the workers and first responders who care for their communities. Carey performed the song alongside her musical director Daniel Moore.

The singer spoke about the importance that workers have in their communities, making "Hero" a fitting song for the dedication. "We are united in this effort and in this moment. I want to take this time to honor and acknowledge the sacrifices of those who work everyday taking care of their communities in this time of need and uncertainty. The heroes who are making our daily lives possible, let's continue to support them and each other," she said before launching into the song.

Carey also addressed her fans, telling them that while it was difficult to celebrate Easter with everyone while practicing social distancing and self-isolation, it was important to help combat the coronavirus. "Hey everyone, I'm just doing my best to try and celebrate with you this Easter-this Holy Week," she said. "Quite the unique time in history. A time that doesn't allow us to be together in person and to be festive and worship with one another, but I'm grateful that so many of us are staying home, staying safe, and, in doing so, keeping each other safe."

In the video's description, Carey went into detail about the front-line workers she was dedicating the song to, including first responders, doctors, nurses, janitors, pharmacists and more. At the performance's end Carey thanked her fans for listening.

Carey is not the only performer aiming to provide hope through music this Easter weekend. Opera singer Andrea Bocelli will perform a concert in Milan's Duomo Cathedral to be broadcasted via YouTube to inspire people on Easter Sunday.

"Thanks to music, streamed live, bringing together millions of clasped hands everywhere in the world, we will hug this wounded Earth's pulsing heart, this wonderful international forge that is reason for Italian pride," Bocelli said. "The generous, courageous, proactive Milan and the whole of Italy will be again, and very soon, a winning model, engine of a renaissance that we all hope for. It will be a joy to witness it, in the Duomo, during the Easter celebration which evokes the mystery of birth and rebirth."

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Mariah Carey attends Variety's 2019 Power of Women: Los Angeles presented by Lifetime at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 11, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. Amy Sussman/FilmMagic/Getty
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