After a one-year hiatus, “Idol” is bringing back its big charity extravaganza “Idol Gives Back,” scheduled for April 21 during the top 7 week.
Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America, Malaria No More, Save the Children’s U.S. Programs and the United Nations Foundation are confirmed beneficiaries
In 2007 and 2008, the two events raised more than $140 million. In 2007, on the inaugural “Idol Gives Back,” the producers decided to scare eventual winner Jordin Sparks and give her the impression she was out before saying nobody was eliminated. The producers last year smartly decided there was no point in getting rid of somebody on the same night as the charity event so they held it on a different night. This press release makes it sound like they are going back to eliminating somebody the same night. By placing “Idol Gives Back” on a separate night, ratings for that event suffered in 2008.
How do you feel about ‘Idol Gives Back’ coming back?
- Great! It’s fun and for