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Sting set to perform on the annual "Red Nose Day" TV special on Thursday


Sting is among the artists who have been added to the lineup of performers on the fifth annual Red Nose Day Special, which will air Thursday, May 23, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Josh Groban and John Legend also have joined the list of artists performing on show, along with the previously announced Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton. In addition to music performances, the special also will feature comedy sketches and short films.

Daryl Hall & John Oates will star in one of the films, a video reimagining of their hit "You Make My Dreams" that also will feature stars including Julia Roberts, Gloria Estefan, Reba McEntire, Howie Mandel, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Stiller, Connie Britton, Savannah Guthrie, Tony Hale, Jane Levy, Damian Lewis, Carey Mulligan, Jamie Oliver, Kal Penn, Retta, Mary Steenburgen and Chrissy Teigen.

Other celebrities participating in the special include Saturday Night Live stars Michael Che, Colin Jost and Kate McKinnon.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews will host the show.

Sting's appearance on the special takes place a day before the release of his new studio album, My Songs, which features reworked versions of tunes he wrote for The Police and from his solo career.

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