Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes came together on Saturday for a moving performance as part of Global Citizen’s One World: Together at Home concert hosted by Lady Gaga.
23-year-old Camila and 21-year-old Shawn both sat at the piano for an intimate rendition of the iconic What A Wonderful World standard.
The corona virus concert, which was streamed all day before being broadcast to prime time in television, also included performances by The Rolling Stones, John Legend, Celine Dion and Taylor Swift, among others.
A classic: Camila Cabello, 23, and Shawn Mendes, 21, played the timeless standard What A Wonderful World for Global Citizen’s One World: Together At Home concert on Saturday
Camila and Shawn were introduced by Stephen Colbert, who co-hosted the broadcast with co-hosts Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel.
Unlike some of the other artists, they had no additional messages and just let their music do the talking.
Shawn launched the song while playing the piano and Camila sat still by his side before taking over the second verse.
They melted their voices when the bridge arrived, then traded lines for the final verse.
Low key: Unlike some of the other artists, they had no additional performance messages and just let their music do the talking
Turn-Based: Shawn launched the song while playing the piano, and Camila sat still by his side before taking over for the second verse
Get Better: Camila and Shawn put their own spin on the classic by changing the last line to ‘It’s still a beautiful world’
Camila and Shawn have put their own spin on the classic by changing the last line to ‘It’s still a beautiful world’.
Afterward, Lady Gaga shared a video of the lovebirds performing on her TV as she gushed over their performance.
“I love you two so much! You are beautiful! Thank you very much, ”she said.
Big fan: After that Lady Gaga shared a video of the lovebirds performing on her TV as she gushed about their performance
Iconic: The song was originally recorded in 1967 by jazz legend Louis Armstrong, who skipped his trumpet playing and instead emphasized his grind-like voice; shown in 1965
“We love you so much and admire you so much @ladygaga,” Camila wrote of a repost of the clip to her Insta Stories.
The song was originally written in 1967 and recorded that year by jazz legend Louis Armstrong, who skipped his trumpet playing and instead emphasized his gritty voice.
While the song was only modestly successful in the United States, the tune became a hit in the UK, and has spread widely across multiple genres over the years.
Quarantine Together: Shawn and Camila have been quarantined together in Miami since much of the US locked up; shown in November
Take it easy: The couple first came close to recording their single Señorita, released in June, and they officially made it with a lot of PDA in July; depicted in November
Shawn and Camila looked completely at home during their performance, and the couple have been quarantining themselves in Miami since much of the United States was shut down during the corona virus pandemic.
The two first came close to recording their duet single Señorita, which was released in June, and had been spotted with a PDA by July.
In a interview with Jimmy Hill at the Global Awards 2020 in London on March 6, the Cuban-born beauty shared: “Being in love is exhausting, it takes it out of you,” when asked if there would be a new duet soon.
“We can’t even go to the studio, we can’t. We try to calm down. ‘