Here is the link of the whole article written by someone who was able to snag tickets to the Idols Give Back show, which was recorded Sunday night, I presume. Kewl.
Here are a few random tidbits of the show that I could recollect after reading the whole thing..
Of course, there were a number of celebrity appearances, like Brad Pitt, Jimmy Kimmel, Miley Cyrus, Annie Lennox, Reese Witherspoon, Gloria Estefan, California’s First Lady Maria Shriver, a few past American Idol contestants such as Elliot Yamin and Jordin Sparks, Robin Williams, Snoop Dogg, Fergie, John Legend, and Heart (publicity much because of their song “Alone…”), but most stars opted for the pretaped video segment. Even presidential hopefuls John McCain, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama each recorded a short video for the event.
The first act: the So You Can Dance You Can Dance peeps from the past three seasons performed to the tune of Rihanna’s “Don’t Stop The Music,” and then the Top Eight emerge to sing a few verses of the song. Some of the eight looked a tad tacky, some were admirable at best.
Miley Cyrus sings “Good and Broken” and “See You Again.”
Carrie Underwood looks stunning in a lovely, iridescent gown as she sings George Michael’s “Praying In Time.”
The last act, and the shocker for most people (including me, I guess), is the Top Eight, dressed in white, singing “Shout to the Lord” with a gospel choir. David Cook and Carly Smithson sing the last parts of the song. Hmm. This would be amazing. To God be the glory!
Some say A.I. is diving into the whole inspirational theme a bit too much.
At the moment, I’m just loving it.
Just waiting for Wednesday.
The Top Four?
The Final Performance Of the Night.