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 (Sept. 12) 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.
<blockquote class=”twitter-video” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Tori singing Hallelujah tonight — <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/HandInHand?src=hash”>#HandInHand</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/torikelly”>@torikelly</a> <a href=”https://t.co/xNiREWnILQ”>pic.twitter.com/xNiREWnILQ</a></p>— Marley (@team_tori_kelly) <a href=”https://twitter.com/team_tori_kelly/status/907764269361647622″>September 13, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>