Monday, March 12, 2007

Idol to give back

Some big stars are heading over to American Idol to show their support of their new program "Idol Gives Back." Their goal is to raise awareness (and funds) for groups that help poverty-stricken children in the U.S. and in Africa. Event is set to air as part of "Idol's" April 24 and 25 episodes.

Variety reports "As part of the campaign, 'Idol' sponsors Coca-Cola and AT&T (along with other corporations) will donate money to a variety of charities for every vote cast by viewers. Ford will also donate via its weekly music video, and the TV audiance will be pointed to a toll-free line to make donations as well."

This is a good reason to stop procrastinating and start voting. I must admit, I haven't voted since the first season, but I'm considering it more than ever now. Especially after seeing who kicked out last week! And now calling in your votes will lend it's hand to charity at the same time. It's a win win!

During the two-night event, the six remaining 'Idol' contestants will sing songs on the Tuesday episode that are considered uplifting "life anthems," focused on "compassion and hope.

"The Wednesday night two-hour results show will feature artists and celebs including Gwen Stefani, Josh Groban, Pink, Annie Lennox and Sasha Baron Cohen (in character as Borat). Insiders say Stefani, Groban, Pink and Lennox will likely perform onstage.

Also potentially visiting the "Idol" stage that night: Bono himself."


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