UPDATED, 3:06 PM: Saturday’s disaster-relief telethon One Voice: Somos Live! generated $35M in pledges, NBC said today. The broadcaster and Spanish-language net Univision and Telemundo simulcast the show led by Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez in Los Angeles and Marc Anthony in Miami.
Lopez and Rodriguez personally raised $26 million in corporate pledges and donations prior to the event from business, sports and entertainment world. The rest was pledged during the telecast.
PREVIOUSLY, October 11: More networks and celebrities have joined Saturday’s telethon to raise money for disaster relief. NBC said today that iHeartMedia, Viacom networks, Facebook and YouTube are aboard as broadcast partners for One Voice: Somos Live!, and newly added talent inclues Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, Ted Danson & Marry Steenburgen, Justin Hartley, Nas, Leona Lewis and Joan Smalls.
A GoFundMe campaign had collected nearly $540,000 by Friday afternoon.
PREVIOUSLY, October 11: Leading Spanish-language nets Univision and Telemundo are joining forces with NBC for a telethon for disaster relief that all three will air this Saturday. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez will present One Voice: Somos Live! from Los Angeles, and Marc Anthony will handle duties from Miami, where several other Latin music stars also are set to perform.
Rivals Telemundo and Univision, which are teaming on a simulcast for the first time ever, will air the show in Spanish for its first two hours from 8-10 PM , and NBC will join for the third in English at 10 PM. One Voice will air delayed in the West from 8-11 PM with the same network setup.
Performers in Miami also will include Daddy Yankee, Alejandro Sanz, Romeo Santos, DJ Khaled and others. The L.A. bill features Demi Lovato, Maroon 5, Ricky Martin, Gwen Stefani, Stevie Wonder, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige and more. Among the stars slated to appear are Christina Aguilera, Gina Rodriguez, Ryan Seacrest, Selena Gomez, Tyler Perry, Jimmy Smits, Sean Combs, Seth Green, Derek Hough, Heidi Klum, Jose Iglesias, John Leguizamo and many others.
Under the banner of Somos Una Voz, the alliance of artists created by Anthony and Lopez to aid those in need from the effects of recent natural disasters, One Voice: Somos Live! will help provide food, shelter, medicine, power and communications to the areas affected by the recent natural disasters throughout the southern United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico and other affected areas in the Caribbean. Funds raised from the telethon will benefit the following organizations: Feeding America, Save the Children, Habitat for Humanity, Unidos for Puerto Rico, United Way and UNICEF.