The world may be social distancing amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, however, nothing was going to stop one of the best kid groups ever meeting up with a decent aim.
On Sunday, the Backstreet Boys reunited for Elton John’s iHeartRadio’s Living Room Concert for America in an offer to raise a few grins — and bunches of cash for families out of luck.
The gathering — AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, and Kevin Richardson — soaked fans in wistfulness by belting out their 1999 hit “I Want It That Way” from their individual homes on five distinct screens.
As they were all live in various states, they spilled in their pre-recorded execution, which included appearances from a portion of their youngsters.
While Carter held his child Odin as he sang by the pool, Richardson’s children Mason and Maxwell flaunted their melodic ability on the guitar and drums.
The show, facilitated by Elton John and communicate on Fox, comes a long time after the Backstreet Boys dropped a gig in Sao Paulo, Brazil because of the worldwide emergency, saying the wellbeing of their fans was their “top priority.”
In front of the family room show, the “Everyone” hitmakers encouraged their adherents via web-based networking media to remain positive.
“It’s so important that we keep our spirits high during this uncertain time,” the band wrote in a post on Twitter. “Reply with something that made you smile this week! Love you guys.”
Music fans who tuned into the one-hour show were likewise treated to exhibitions from Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish, and Alicia Keys.
Gifts raised during the ritzy advantage will go to the First Responders Children’s Foundation and Feeding America, two causes helping families during the coronavirus outbreak.