Justin Bieber Introduces Prayer, Tori Kelly & Luis Fonsi Perform "Hallelujah" at 'Hand in Hand' Telethon
After the prayer, a stirring version of "Hallelujah" was performed by Tori Kelly and Bieber's "Despacito" collaborator Luis Fonsi.
Making one of his first public appearances since canceling the end of his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber appeared at the Hand-in-Hand telethon on Tuesday night to introduce a prayer.
“I’m super grateful to be part of this cause," Bieber expressed. "We don’t want you guys to just watch, we want you guys to be a part of this and donate, whatever you can, it doesn’t have to be much — just whatever you can possibly give." He then gave way to a trio of religious leaders, who led a prayer for compassion "to all who are in need, no matter in their background, in a time of great division in our nation."
After the prayer, a stirring version of "Hallelujah" was performed by Tori Kelly and Bieber's "Despacito" collaborator Luis Fonsi — the bilingual rendition climaxing in a dramatic, powerful vocal showcase for the two performers.
Watch clips of the performance here, and go to handinhand2017.com to donate to the telethon's relief efforts.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.