John Legend performs live concert from home during coronavirus distancing, and it's so wholesome

18 March 2020, 14:53 | Updated: 18 March 2020, 17:11

By Sian Moore

The singer treated audiences to an intimate live performance from his home, joining a string of artists who have also hosted virtual concerts during the coronavirus quarantining.

John Legend gave fans a free live performance on Instagram Live from his home, to encourage social distancing during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Wearing just a robe and no pants – but underwear, as Legend himself confirms – the American singer sat in front of a piano and serenaded his followers.

The All of Me artist sang renditions of Stevie Wonder's 'Love's in Need of Love Today', a Beauty and the Beast favourite, and even gave a performance of his brand new song ‘Conversations in the Dark’.

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John Legend performed free concert on Instagram Live amidst coronavirus quarantining
John Legend performed free concert on Instagram Live amidst coronavirus quarantining. Picture: Instagram / @JohnLegend

The impromptu almost hour-long gig was filmed by John on his mobile from his home, with the caption: “Social distancing is important, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. I did a little at-home performance to help lift your spirits.”

Along with his performances, John also shared fun and interesting anecdotes from his music career.

Wife Chrissy Teigen also joined the Instagram Live mid-concert, casually wearing a towel as she perched on the piano.

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Halfway through the video, John and Chrissy’s daughter, Luna, also joined the virtual gig – just as Legend began to play a Beauty and the Beast classic, which was at her request. Too. Cute.

Watch the full video below:

John Legend - #TogetherAtHome Concert Series

Luna even joined her mum in pressing the piano keys with her feet in a sweet family moment.

Legend ends the video by encouraging the audience to support food banks and advises viewers to find out more about how they can take action to stop the spread of coronavirus, before performing his hit tune 'All of You'.