Music Video for Revamped 'We Are the World' Premiered

Fri, 12 February 2010 22:22:34 ET

Music Video for Revamped 'We Are the World' Premiered
Introduced by Jamie Fox, the full look into the seven-minute video of 'We Are the World: 25 for Haiti' has Justin Bieber, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Hudson and Josh Groban among others singing.
The star-studded "We Are the World: 25 for Haiti" has got its music video making its world premiere on Friday, February 12. While its three-minute version was aired during NBC's coverage of the opening ceremonies of 2010 Winter Olympics, the seven-minute version came out via its official YouTube account.

The seven-minute version has an introduction about the revamping of the song from actor/singer . When the music starts to take over, images from the devastated Haiti are shown. Intercepting the images from the island nation are footage of some of the 85 artists singing their parts for the remake. is also shown in a clip from the original music video, singing alongside sister .

Opening the song is pop sensation followed by harmonization by and . 's Jennifer Nettles belts out her part before and sings theirs. Other featured musicians getting screen time include , , , , and Haitian-American singer .

The music video for "We Are the World: 25 for Haiti" is directed by Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis. Talking about the video shoot process, he said, "It was interesting seeing and Tony Bennett working it out. They were jamming. They had a lot of fun. You hear these stories about people checking their egos at the door, and it really is true."

"They came and stood forever and were glorified extras a lot of the time," Haggis went on recalling. "They just stood in the corner and waved. It was hot and it was crowded. When there's chaos, there's friction. Where there's fiction, there's drama, and I knew I'd have fun things to shoot. Unfortunately, there wasn't as much drama as I expected. People really got along very well."



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