Gal Gadot, Natalie Portman and Amy Adams in star-studded Imagine cowl

Gal Gadot and her impromptu choirImage copyright Gal Gadot / Instagram
Image caption Gal Gadot (centre) was joined by fellow film stars Natalie Portman (left) and Amy Adams

Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot took to Instagram on the sixth day of her self-imposed quarantine, for a star-studded sing-along to John Lennon’s Imagine.

Gadot enlisted fellow superheroes Natalie Portman (Thor) and Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) for the duvet, with greater than 20 others every singing a line of the music.

Will Ferrell, Amy Adams, Kristen Wiig, Sia and Cara Delevingne additionally took half.

The star stated she had chosen the music for its “powerful and pure” message of unity throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

The actress stated she had been impressed by a clip of an Italian man taking part in the music on his trumpet on his balcony to his neighbours.

She has beforehand inspired followers to remain indoors throughout the outbreak, saying “staying at home is my super power – and yours”.

She wrote on Instagram: “The sooner we all stay home and keep ourselves from catching this very contagious virus, the sooner we can go back to our lives without losing lives.”

Gadot lately completed filming Wonder Woman 1984, which has a launch date of 5 June, however might find yourself being delayed because of the outbreak.

Meanwhile, U2’s Bono launched a brand new music on Tuesday, additionally impressed by movies of Italian residents singing from their balconies whereas the nation was on lockdown.

He posted the monitor, referred to as Let Your Love Be Known, to his Instagram account with the caption: “For the Italians who inspired it… for the Irish… for ANYONE who this St Patrick’s Day is in a tight spot and still singing.

“For the medical doctors, nurses, carers on the entrance line, it is you we’re singing to.”

Impromptu concerts

They are not the only stars to use social media to connect with fans, and offer some impromptu entertainment, in recent days.

Miley Cyrus has started a nightly chat show on Instagram, called Bright Minded, shot on her laptop.

The latest edition saw her joined by comedian Amy Schumer, who riffed about fake health advice circulating on social media, and why everyone needed to build screen breaks into their daily routines.

“Even watching the information for 5 minutes will freak you proper out,” she stated.

Later, the comedian turned the camera on her 10-month-old son, Gene, and laughed: “If anybody needs their day brightened, here’s a little child.”

Several musicians have also started live-streaming performances for fans, including Frank Turner, Christine and the Queens, and Bastille’s Dan Smith, who covered TLC’s No Scrubs in an Instagram broadcast from his living room on Wednesday.

Chris Martin and John Legend have also performed shows under the banner Together at Home – an initiative from the World Health Organization and Global Citizen to help bring people together during a period of social isolation.

One Direction star Niall Horan and rap legend Common are also due to take part in the series this week.

Meanwhile, fans streaming music at home are exhibiting a macabre streak of humour during the crisis.

Tracks like REM’s It’s The End Of The World As We Know It and The Police’s Don’t Stand So Close To Me are seeing a surge in streams and sales, although more hopeful songs like John Legend’s All Of Me are also enjoying a resurgence.

But the most bizarre musical phenomenon to emerge from the outbreak has come courtesy of New York rapper Cardi B.

Last week, the star posted a rambling video, sharing her thoughts on the coronavirus and the Trump administration’s response, to her 60 million Instagram followers.

Wearing a transparent chain-link dress, Cardi exclaimed: “I ain’t even gonna entrance, I’m slightly scared. Coronavirus! Coronavirus!”

Image copyright Cardi B / Instagram
Image caption Cardi B has inadvertently created a musical anthem about the pandemic

Her speech was then sampled and set to music by a Brooklyn producer called DJ iMarkkeyz, whose song Coronavirus (Remix) is now the seventh most popular song on the US iTunes chart. It has also topped the download charts in Bulgaria, Egypt and Brazil.

DJ iMarkkeyz, whose real name is Brandon Markell Davidson, said he intended to give proceeds from the sales to charity.

Cardi B agreed, writing on Twitter: “Yes, that is what we gonna do!” before sharing advice with Davidson about how music industry payments get made.

“Keep in thoughts you do not get your cash instantly,” she wrote. “But even months from now there could be households with monetary points for getting laid off because of the virus.

“We will donate!”

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