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    Selena Gomez hosts Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World with performers including Saweetie

    Selena Gomez hosts Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World with presenters and performers including Chrissy Teigen and rapper Saweetie

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    It was the first COVID-compliant, large-scale music event for a live audience consisting of fully vaccinated frontline healthcare and essential workers.

    Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World aired this weekend on Saturday, after being pre-taped last week at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California.

    The show’s central purpose was to call upon leadership and governments as well as the private sector and philanthropists to commit to equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide.

    Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World aired this weekend on Saturday, after being pre-taped last weekend at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles

    Serving as master of ceremonies was none other than Selena Gomez, modeling her newly bleached locks while wearing a stunning black column dress with diamond-shapes. 

    Selena begged viewers around the world to get vaccinated for those who were on the fence, stressing the importance of protecting not only those people, but their loved ones as well.

    Presenters at the event included Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are serving as campaign chairs of Vax Live.

    Serving as master of ceremonies: None other than Selena Gomez, modeling her newly bleached locks

    Serving as master of ceremonies: None other than Selena Gomez, modeling her newly bleached locks

    Statuesque: She was wearing a stunning black column dress with diamond-shapes

    Statuesque: She was wearing a stunning black column dress with diamond-shapes

    Turning up the heat: Saweetie also performed, sizzling onstage alongside masked backup dancers

    Turning up the heat: Saweetie also performed, sizzling onstage alongside masked backup dancers

    Bustin' moves: They performed her song Fast (Motion)

    Bustin’ moves: They performed her song Fast (Motion)

    Lovely: Chrissy took some time to speak at the end of the show, in a peachy orange gown with long train

    Lovely: Chrissy took some time to speak at the end of the show, in a peachy orange gown with long train

    Other presenters included Olivia Munn, Sean Penn, Ben Affleck and Chrissy Teigen.

    Penn, founder of CORE, took the stage as a representative of the community outreach organization that was instrumental in the vaccine coordination in the US.

    Chrissy took some time to speak at the end of the show, referring to the event and the audience in the stadium as a ‘house of hope’. 

    Performances at the Global Citizen concert event featured stars such as Eddie Vedder, NCT 127 and recent Oscar winner H.E.R.  

    Hopeful: She referred to the event and the audience in the stadium as a 'house of hope'

    Hopeful: She referred to the event and the audience in the stadium as a ‘house of hope’

    Other presenters included: Olivia Munn, Sean Penn (both pictured), Ben Affleck and Chrissy

    Other presenters included: Olivia Munn, Sean Penn (both pictured), Ben Affleck and Chrissy

    Other presenters included: Olivia Munn, Sean Penn (both pictured), Ben Affleck and Chrissy

    Performances at the Global Citizen concert event featured: Stars such as Eddie Vedder and H.E.R. (pictured)

    Performances at the Global Citizen concert event featured: Stars such as Eddie Vedder and H.E.R. (pictured)

    Accolades: H.E.R. is a recent Oscar winner for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song) for Fight For You in the film Judas and the Black Messiah

    Accolades: H.E.R. is a recent Oscar winner for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song) for Fight For You in the film Judas and the Black Messiah 

    Dancing: Boy band NCT 127 was also seen performing

    Dancing: Boy band NCT 127 was also seen performing

    Chief among them, however, was Jlo, who opened and closed the show and invited her gorgeous mother onstage to sing Sweet Caroline.

    Saweetie also performed, sizzling onstage alongside masked backup dancers for her song Fast (Motion). 

    Vedder, of iconic 90s band Pearl Jam, put on a brilliant show, along with sharing a message on the importance of vaccine equity.

    You've heard of them: Presenters at the event included Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are serving as campaign chairs of Vax Live

    You've heard of them: Presenters at the event included Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are serving as campaign chairs of Vax Live

    You’ve heard of them: Presenters at the event included Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are serving as campaign chairs of Vax Live

    Chief among the performers was Jlo: She opened the show and invited her gorgeous mother onstage to sing

    Chief among the performers was Jlo: She opened the show and invited her gorgeous mother onstage to sing

    Rocking: Eddie Vedder, of iconic 90s band Pearl Jam, put on a brilliant show, along with sharing a message on the importance of vaccine equity

    Rocking: Eddie Vedder, of iconic 90s band Pearl Jam, put on a brilliant show, along with sharing a message on the importance of vaccine equity

    Other musicians to take the stage: The Foo Fighters and J Balvin (pictured)

    Other musicians to take the stage: The Foo Fighters and J Balvin (pictured)

    Other musicians to take the stage included the Foo Fighters and J Balvin.

    In terms of presenters, Affleck came out onstage with late night host Jimmy Kimmel, who donned a Robin costume while Ben was in a regular suit.

    The gag involved Jimmy assuming that Ben would wear a Batman suit, naturally. 

    Gag: Presenter Ben Affleck came out onstage with late night host Jimmy Kimmel, who donned a Robin costume while Ben was in a regular suit

    Gag: Presenter Ben Affleck came out onstage with late night host Jimmy Kimmel, who donned a Robin costume while Ben was in a regular suit

    On a more serious note, actress Nomzamo Mbatha of South Africa took the stage to describe the plight of limited vaccine rollout throughout Africa. 

    She explained that while 50 million people in the US were vaccinated in the last week, only 10,000 were inoculated in South Africa.

    She went on to say many in the African continent will not get the vaccine until 2023. 

    On a more serious note: Actress Nomzamo Mbatha of South Africa took the stage to describe the plight of limited vaccine rollout throughout Africa

    On a more serious note: Actress Nomzamo Mbatha of South Africa took the stage to describe the plight of limited vaccine rollout throughout Africa

    The 'eager to perform, fully vaccinated' Foo Fighters: Nirvana alum Dave Grohl and his band took the stage to perform their hit song Everlong

    The ‘eager to perform, fully vaccinated’ Foo Fighters: Nirvana alum Dave Grohl and his band took the stage to perform their hit song Everlong

    Appearing via livestream was President and First Lady Biden, reminding viewers that anyone aged 16 and over in the United States can now get vaccinated.

    Later, Vice President Kamala Harris also made a statement via a video feed for the event. 

    David Letterman echoed the sentiment about the importance of vaccines, when he came out for a small standup routine.

    Appearing via livestream: President and First Lady Biden reminded viewers that anyone aged 16 and over in the United States can now get vaccinated

    Appearing via livestream: President and First Lady Biden reminded viewers that anyone aged 16 and over in the United States can now get vaccinated

    Later: Vice President Kamala Harris also made a statement via a video feed for the event

    Later: Vice President Kamala Harris also made a statement via a video feed for the event

    The late night legend also presented the ‘eager to perform, fully vaccinated’ Foo Fighters.

    Nirvana alum Dave Grohl and his band took the stage to perform their hit song Everlong, later welcoming surprise guest Brian Johnson of AC/DC. 

    Vax Live streamed and aired on Saturday night, on ABC, ABC News Live, CBS, YouTube, iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations and the iHeartRadio App.

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