Singer and former American Idol judge Paula Abdul has tweeted:
Hurricane Sandy passed but the storm is NOT over. I'm grateful the #121212Concert gives everyone a chance to show love & support! xoP
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Thousands of fans - who could not fit inside the cathedral - listened to proceedings from outside.