MANILA, Philippines – As the US Democrats gathered at their national convention this week and proclaimed Hillary Clinton as their presidential bet, they have also denounced hatred – particularly the kind which they believe the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, espouses. (READ: Stars pledge to help defeat Donald Trump)
Broadway stars Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald, Darren Criss, Kristen Bell, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lena Hall, and more joined forces to express a message of positivity in song: the '60s Burt Bacharach and Hal David hit "What the World Needs Now Is Love."
They performed this on the third day of the convention in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27 (July 28 in Manila).
At the end of the performance, the whole convention center was up on their feet, shouting "Love trumps hate!"
The song was also previously recorded as a Broadway for Orlando single, in response to the deadly shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.
Previously, a coalition of Hollywood stars pledged in an open letter to urge people not to vote for Trump, saying that they should "use the power of our voice and the power of our vote to defeat Donald Trump and the hateful ideology he represents." – Rappler.com