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
Young celebs – like Miley
Older celebs – like Smokey, Stevie and Qunicy
I’d like to see Danny Gokey back, without a doubt. Other favorites I’d like to see include: Adam Lambert, David Cook, Chris Daughtry.
I would like to see REBA MCINTYRE on Idol. She is the true epitome of class, country music, and proof that it is possible to be true to oneself and at the same time treat others with dignity, respect, and appreciation.
Idol is backing up with some of the changes slated for 2010. The caliber of the contestants must be able to override these changes for ratings to continue on a high note.
I WILL NOT be watching American Idol 2010 season. I protest Ellen as a judge!!!!!!!!!!!!!
charice pempengco or the 2ne1,… go asians,….
Past Winners – Love when they all come back together, especially Kelly Clarkson & chris Daughtry. Other than that – Pink & Justin Timbrlake
I would like to see Danny Gokey back,and Paula Abdul, wont be the same without her.JJ.
I think all former winners should make an appearance as well as those contestants who have done well like Daughtry, Lambert etc. I don’t think they will have a problem getting big celebs and singers and any of them will help make the charity event a success.
On another note, I don’t know why some of you insist on not even giving Ellen a chance. What a shame.
Danny Gokey should be there for Idol Gives Back and sing his song “Its Only”. I would love to see Paula Abdul come back to share the stage with him too!
just adam lambert will be enough
No , you must join the fray and definitley have a Michael Jackson tribute, but MJ songs not the J5 tunes.
A Michael jackson song night would be amazing, but no J5 tunes – just Michale tunes.
They should get lady gaga
How can i get tickets to the gives back show. A sizable donation is possible if that is what it takes.
I think that a Michael Jackson songs night would be amazing
Would love for you guys to consider singing this song on “Idol Gives Back”….perfect message coming from children!
Would love to see Il Divo!
charice!!! i wanna see charice and wow the judges… come on idol…
yeah, i agree. charice pempengco would be great guesting in idol gives back or even AI finale. hope ellen degeneres requests for her, having guested on the ellen show two years ago
I total think they should bring David Archuleta back for a performance. He is the greatest singer and a wonderful human being. Unlike some of the other past idols.
Would love to hear Jordan Sparks sing an old Nana Miskouri song called “comme un soliel” only in English. This song was on the Albert |Hall album in 1974, where she sang this french song in English. I think Jordan could really pull this off.
Another song that would give some meaning to the give back show would be “Day by Day”, by Doug and the Slugs. I could see David Cook singing this one.
I mentioned this in January and feel strongly about it: a great song for Idol Gives Back would be “Together We Can Change the World”
Powerful message that comes from children! Enjoy!!
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please have adam lambert perform at ai gives back 2010. thanks…
I definitely think that along with the other great performers that will no doubt be appearing on the show, they should definitely invite David Archuleta to perform. He is a perfect choice. Not only does David have an incredible voice that moves hearts and has made grown men (and women weep) with emotion but he is also a perfect example of a compassionate and kind human being. He puts others before himself. He supports some wonderful charites and always encourages his fans and others to do the same. He is one amazing young man and a phenomenal artist. I am so proud to be one of his many fans. It would be a wonderful thing and a wise choice to bring David back for this special show.
ABSOLUTELY, David Archuleta should be at Idol Gives Back. He is constantly giving of his time and involved in so many charities. If AI doesn’t include him, shame on you!!!!!!! You may have a problem with his speaking ability, but he is a true inspiration and his presence will bring in donations.
Please have Adam Lambert perform at ai gives back 2010
Of course, Carrie Underwood should always come back and sing during every season. I think Martina McBride, Reba McIntyre, Celion Deion and Faith Hill should be mentors during the season.
Most all the entertainers tonight were rather boring and not very entertaining. Most were just bad vocalists and crazy lyrics and strange costumes. Where do all these so-called greats come from—-yawn city? Even Carrie Underwood wasn’t that great. Adam Lambert should have done all the entertaining.
Oddfan suggested bringing back David Archuleta. David Archuleta isn’t that good, I don’t know how he made it so far in the seventh season. Definately Adam Lambert though.
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