Update: Find the details on Idol Gives Back 2010 performers.
Absent from last season, Idol Gives Back is set to return when American Idol comes back in 2010. Fox provided no details on why the event was skipped last year, but a fixed date of April 21, 2010 was cited for this year’s charity event.
“In today’s tough economic times, it’s more important than ever — but more difficult than ever — to raise money to help those in need,” said Fox executive Mike Darnell. “With this year’s ‘Idol Gives Back,’ we’re focused on raising awareness about the challenges that so many children and families currently face and demonstrating how even small donations can make a difference and help save lives. Every little bit counts.”
So far the Idol Gives Back events have raised over $140 million, or roughly what Simon gets paid each season…
Which guest performers and celebrities do you want to see make an appearance? Is it too soon for a Michael Jackson “from the grave” performance like they did with Elvis last time? Share your thoughts on a celeb wish list.
Source: TV Guide