Grammy-winning performers Andrea Bocelli and Mary J. Blige are hoping to raise money for the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti with their 40th Anniversary revival of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water –” which they performed onstage during the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
“It’s the most amazing thing. We actually have a chemistry that works,” Blige said Wednesday after the Recording Academy announced that she and Bocelli would sing Bridge Over Troubled Water on Sunday’s Grammy Awards show. “What made me want to do this is the fact that this is a world situation,” Blige said. “Andrea represents another place that is feeling what’s happening in Haiti, too. I felt it was important for people to see us as a team representing what needs to be done.”
Their performance will be available as an audio/video download at iTunes and Target with all proceeds benefitting the American Red Cross’ earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.