Celebrities Gather To Sing ‘Imagine’ By John Lennon For Charity

Some of the biggest names in entertainment came together to make a video featuring them singing one of the most famous songs written by John Lennon, “Imagine.” The video was made as part of UNICEF’s new #Imagine campaign to draw attention to children’s issues throughout the world, and to raise money for the organization.

Over 100 celebrities were involved in the project, spanning the fields of entertainment and sports. The video features cameos of celebrities like Katy Perry, Nicole Scherzinger, and will.i.am singing the John Lennon song alongside footage of Lennon singing it as well.

Lennon singing. [Image by Getty images] Lennon singing. [Image by Getty images]As Rolling Stone reported, the project will also include an app that will allow users to make their own version of Lennon’s song and some of those videos will be mixed with versions by artists into a “world mix” by DJ David Guetta. The digital app was made by TouchCast and it can be downloaded at the Apple App Store or from the #Imagine website.

Guetta spoke about his involvement with the Lennon inspired project.

“I’m really excited to be working with UNICEF on this incredible new project, Our ‘world’ version of ‘Imagine’ will be like no other – I am proud to be a part of this collaboration. We have to get the word out that every voice counts and every child counts, too.”

UNICEF hopes John Lennon’s song will help create the largest sing-a-long ever staged and that it will raise money to help children all over the world. The donations will be used to provide immunizations, clean water, sanitation, education, and healthcare for children in 150 countries and territories. Donations are being accepted through the #Imagine website for the campaign.

Nicole Scherzinger on 'Imagine' video. [Image via Telegraph] Nicole Scherzinger on ‘Imagine’ video. [Image via Telegraph]Along with singing Lennon’s song, people can also record personal messages describing their vision for a better world for children. As the Telegraph reported, the project using the John Lennon song was launched to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of Children.

Yoko Ono, the wife of the late John Lennon, helped to present the video to the UN alongside Hugh Jackman and Bjorn Ulvaeus, a member of ABBA, on November 20. Ono was the inspiration for many of John Lennon’s works, as reported by the Inquisitr, but there was no mention if “Imagine” was inspired by her.

The Lennon song, along with Guetta’s final mix of the video, will be available at the end of the year and fans are encouraged to share information about the campaign online with the hashtag #Imagine.

[Video via Telegraph; Image courtesy of Yoko Ono]