CNN spent weeks hyping Saturday’s star-studded “We Love New York: The Homecoming Live performance,” which it deliberate to broadcast from New York City’s Central Park.
The occasion was purported to have a good time town’s reopening after coronavirus shutdowns.
As an alternative, performances by the evening’s biggest names – together with Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen and others – have been canceled as rain and harmful lightning forward of the approaching Hurricane Henri prompted the live performance’s organizers to interrupt, and later finish, the present.
Singer Barry Manilow was onstage singing “Can’t Smile With out You” when the present was interrupted.
With the halt, CNN turned to its studio, the place Anderson Cooper and others scrambled to kill air time as they awaited phrase on whether or not the live performance would resume after the storm handed.
They managed to get Manilow to sing “I Made It Via the Rain,” by cellphone.
Cooper additionally performed an in-studio interview at one level with guitar legend Carlos Santana, who shared his strategy to performing – and little question despatched many viewers to their dictionaries.
“I wish to be effulgent,” Santana instructed Cooper at one level, using a phrase which means “shining brightly” or “radiant.”
Regardless of the printed ending in disappointment, viewers who tuned in early bought to see a number of stars on stage, together with Andrea Bocelli, Jennifer Hudson, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes and Earth, Wind & Fireplace, according to the New York Post.