'Idol' Will Give Back Again!
Post by: Sal
For the second straight year, FOX's reality behemoth "American Idol" will use its powers for good, rather than evil.
FOX has scheduled a new "Idol Gives Back" special for Wednesday, April 9, 2008, airing live from 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET.
All aspiring "Idol" contenders can probably mark that on their calendar as a non-elimination night.
The 2007 installment of "Idol Gives Back" raised $75 million for a variety of charities benefiting underprivileged children in the United States and Africa. One part of the telecast was hosted by Ellen DeGeneres at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles and Ryan Seacrest on the "Idol" stage and featured performances by industry heavyweights as well as past "Idol" winners.
In telethon form, viewers were invited to either call in or make donations online, while a variety of corporate sponsors also gave generously.
The seventh season of "American Idol" is set to premiere with a four-hour, two-night onslaught on Tuesday, Jan. 15 and Wednesday, Jan. 16.