'Somos Live' Benefit Concert: 6 Top Moments from Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez & More
publish date: 2017-10-15
For the first time in Spanish-language television history, rival networks Univision and Telemundo -- plus NBC -- joined forces to simultaneously broadcast Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez’s telethon concert to raise funds for hurricane victims in the southern United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and other Caribbean nations.
Millions from around the world tuned in Saturday evening (Oct. 14) to witness the historic event in honor of victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, which together wreaked havoc on Houston, South Florida, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and many other neighboring islands. Somos also aired across other English-language networks like VH1 and MTV, and even streamed live on social media platforms like Facebook.
The three-hour-long program collected monetary donations via phone calls and text messages (Jamie Foxx, Zoe Saldana, Ciara and Ellen DeGeneres, among other celebs were on hand with phone operations), offered an abundance of performances from various artists across all genres, many of whom have roots in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, or are related to people directly affected by the tragedies. The likes of Sean “Diddy" Combs, Vin Diesel and Derek Jeter appeared between sets to publicly share their support for the cause.