Idol Gives Back is a two-night special aimed at raising awareness and money for organizations that provide relief programs to help youngsters living in extreme poverty in America and Africa. The second night of the all-star event will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and feature appearances by Gwen Stefani, Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen), Josh Groban, Pink, Michael Bublé, Annie Lennox, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant, Jack Black, Helen Mirren, Rascal Flatts, Quincy Jones, Annie Lennox, Bono, and (wait for it) Il Divo. The special American Idol episodes will be broadcast on April 24 and 25.
– via People and RTE
Bono will meet with the Idol contestants to talk with them about ONE and the difference your advocacy is making in the lives of the world’s poorest people. The Idol contestants will also perform “American Prayer,” a song written by Bono and Dave Stewart about the AIDS emergency in Africa.
– via One.org