What do Justin Bieber, Pink & Barbara Streisand have in common? Errr….not much, aside from the fact that they all sing along in the updated version of ‘We Are the World’
Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, Pink, the Jonas Brothers…so many random A-list artists in one video! More than 75 of the world’s most famous musicians collaborated Feb. 1 to remake Michael Jackson‘s hit single ‘We are the World’ to raise money for Haiti relief — and now we can catch an inside look behind-the-scenes of one of the most epic video shoots of all time.
“It was insane. There were five studios going on at once,” director Paul Haggis told Entertainment Tonight‘s Mary Hart of the nine-hour shoot in Los Angeles.
Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie, who both were instrumental in the original 1985 version, said they didn’t want “any of the original people” this time around because they wanted it to be about this generation. Word.
As for the divas? (Cue Babs and Celine here). Well, they acted surprisingly un-diva-like. Apparently, nobody had any issues or special requests (like only having green M&M’s in their dressing room Mariah!) – everyone checked their issues at the door, thank you very much.
‘We Are the World’ take two airs Feb. 12 during the opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Are YOU going to watch? We can’t wait!