International Report: Live Earth Shanghai

July 7, 2007 11:36 AM ET

Sarah Brightman, Joey, 12 Girls Band, Soler, Anthony Wong, Evonne Hsu, Winnie Hsin, Huang Xiao Ming and a few other impossible-to-pronounce acts.

Evonne Hsu's ballet moves; Sarah Brightman's "Time to Say Goodbye," infused with Chinese instruments; and Asian rockers Soler tearing down the house (think Incubus, with better hair and in Chinese).

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