Bono, Celine Dion, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Gwen Stefani, Earth, Wind & Fire, Il Divo, Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant, Josh Groban, Jack Black, Helen Mirren, Rascal Flatts, Quincy Jones, Carrie Underwood and Annie Lennox will participate tomorrow (April 25) in the “American Idol” fund-raiser special “Idol Gives Back,” which will benefit relief programs for children and young people in extreme poverty.
Ellen DeGeneres will host the telecast, a special two-hour results show with live performances from the “Idol” stage as well as the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
Bono will will meet with the six “Idol” finalists to talk about the work of ONE: The Campaign to Make Poverty History and how the audience can help. The “Idol” contestants also will perform a song written by Bono and Dave Stewart about the AIDS emergency in Africa, titled “American Prayer.”
“Idol Gives Back” is intended to raise awareness and funds for Charity Projects Entertainment Fund and other organizations that provide relief programs to help children and young people in extreme poverty in America and Africa. CPEF is a supporter of the ONE campaign.
On tonight’s “Idol” performance show, the six finalists will sing “life anthem” songs of compassion and hope.