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Idol Gives Back $45 Million

Idol Gives Back $45 Million

This year’s episode of Idol Gives Back raised nearly $45 million to benefit various charities including the Feeding America, Children’s Health Fund, United Nations Foundation, Malaria No More and Save the Children‘s U.S. Programs.

Performances made on the American Idol stage were given by Carrie Underwood, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and Sir Elton John.

The annual fund-raising event has raised more than $140 million since its inception in 2007. Last year, Idol Gives Back raised $60 million.

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Credit: Michael Becker; Photos: FOX
Posted to: American Idol, Ryan Seacrest, Victoria Beckham

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  • CityStreets

    Waste of money.
    Money goes to the rulers of the countries that don’t distribute the goods.

    I wouldn’t waste one cent on this.

    Idol Gives Back is the worst show. I never watch that episode.

  • Olga

    actually, last year there was no Idol Gives Back!

  • Isabelle

    And how much money Ryan Seacrest and Simon make for being on that show. Perhaps they should cut down on their salary and give back some to charity.

  • Amy

    It is very arrogant for Simon and Ryan to ask the public to give money, when $45 million is pocket change to them. How much did they donate???

  • Katsaridoula

    Vic is nice, I like her, she is cool and has a personality. :-)

  • Nic

    Well i have to say its super nice Beckham is giving her money, time, and celebrity to Save The Children organistaion. She has three kids, so i love that she picked a charity that she can get behind and its not random or fake, respect.

  • forever56

    They didn’t have it last year… do you mean last time which was two years ago in season 7?? most of the comedy acts and even some performers are lame, but i love the pieces they have with some people going out to different places in need. i loved david cook’s video.

  • nguyen tran gia linh

    I Love Victoria Beckham :)

  • noa

    is there a way to find out how much they donated?
    i mean, every one of the celebs could donate some serious cash!
    how much did the afflecs give? and elton john? and ellen and everybody?