It was a star-studded event on the third installment of Idol Gives Back charity event, filled with artist performances, skits, and heart wrenching community stories. The two and a half marathon event may have helped raise money for charities in need, but it couldn’t help save this contestant from elimination.
Watch the artist performances from the Idol Gives Back charity special after the jump!
The night started out with a special message from the President and the First Lady thanking viewers and American Idol for their generosity giving back to those in need. The sob stories continued through the night, with stars like Jennifer Garner, Victoria Beckham, Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, and more appearing on the show to raise awareness of charity programs that help underprivileged children and families.
Though the night was mainly about giving back, Idol still had a job to do and revealed the results for the next elimination. The bottom three included Casey James, Aaron Kelly, and Tim Urban for the umpteenth and final time. I’m sure there will be teenage backlash for casting off his sweeping Bieberific-doo and beaming smile from the show.
The night was littered with legendary artist performances doing their good deed for the day including [lastfm]Alicia Keys[/lastfm], [lastfm]Carrie Underwood[/lastfm], [lastfm]Elton John[/lastfm], [lastfm]Black Eyed Peas[/lastfm], [lastfm]Mary J. Blige[/lastfm], [lastfm]Orianthi[/lastfm], and I could keep going there were so many.
Watch the video highlights of some of the performances from the night!
“Rock That Body” [lastfm]Black Eyed Peas[/lastfm]
“Un-Thinkable” [lastfm]Alicia Keys[/lastfm]
“Stairway To Heaven” [lastfm]Mary J. Blige[/lastfm] and special guests