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'Hand In Hand' Telethon: Usher + Blake Shelton Perform 'Stand By Me' Cover

posted by James Dinh -

Some of the biggest names in Hollywood banded together on Tuesday night (September 12) to help raise funds for the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief telethon, which was broadcast on iHeartRadio Hit Nation and 17 different networks, to help raise funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. 

Among those star-studded appearances included a collaborative performance of Ben E. King's "Stand by Me" by Usher and Blake Shelton.

Performed at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, The Voice coaches offered up a delicate cover of the 1961 classic alongside a five-piece band. It wasn't just the the pair that kept the spirit of the song alive, but also the audience. Towards the end of the number, the pop star urged the crowd at the iconic venue to get into the mix and sing along.

Among the other names featured in Hand in Hand included Leonardo Dicaprio, Tom Hanks, Justin Bieber, George Clooney, BeyoncΓ©, Reese Witherspoon, Adam Sandler, Dwayne Johnson, Selena Gomez, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Nicole Kidman, Gwen Stefani, Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno, Kate Hudson, Stephen Colbert, Jamie Foxx, Tracy Morgan, Jared Leto, Tyler Perry, Barbra Streisand, Sofia Vergara, Kerry Washington, Bruce Willis, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Eva Longoria, Catherine Zeta-Jones, David Spade, Taraji P. Henson, David Copperfield, Andy Cohen, Billy Crystal, Josh Groban, Robert De Niro, Miles Teller, T.I., Ellen DeGeneres, Tim McGraw, Nicki Minaj, Matthew McConaughey, DJ Khaled, Kelly Rowland, Ryan Seacrest, Brad Paisley, the Black Eyed Peas, Josh Gad and Tim McGraw.

If you want to help out with the cause, simply call 1 (800) 258-6000 to donate using a credit card or text GIVE to 80077 to give $25. For the full list of celebrities involved or more information on how you can donate, head to the official Hand in Hand website

Photo: NBC / Hand In Hand



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