'American Idol' Alum Phillip Phillips Added to Stand Up for Heroes Benefit in NY
Phillip Phillips, the season 11 winner of American Idol, has been added to the lineup at the Stand Up For Heroes benefit show on Tuesday (Nov. 1) at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Phillips is set to sing the National Anthem at the annual comedy benefit, which also includes a musical performance by Bruce Springsteen.
Presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival, the annual show -- which mixes music, comedy and an auction -- raises funds to support injured service members and their families. Woodruff announced Phillips' appearance on Twitter.
This year's event also features appearances by Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan and Louis C.K.
Springsteen has appeared at every show since its inception, playing a few songs and cracking a few dirty jokes for the crowd. Last year, The Boss raised $740,000 in an auction that included two autographed guitars and the promise of his mother's lasagna. He even rode in on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that was also auctioned off.
Last year's event was the most successful year yet, raising $6.1 million. The show featured Stewart, Ray Romano, John Oliver and Seth Meyers.