Fox reveals additional celebrities participating in 'Idol Gives Back'
By Christopher Rocchio, 03/28/2008
The list of celebrities participating in Idol Gives Back continues to grow.
Fox has announced American Idol third-season champ Fantasia Barrino, Idol fifth-season third-place finisher Elliott Yamin, Robin Williams, Celine Dion, Forest Whitaker, Billy Crystal, Dane Cook, Kiefer Sutherland, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Jennifer Connolly, and Amy Adams will all participate in Idol Gives Back when the concert and fund-raising event benefiting various U.S. and international charities airs Wednesday, April 9 at 7:30PM ET/PT.
They'll join a slate of previously announced celebrities that includes Bono, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Miley Cyrus, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Mariah Carey, Fergie, Chris Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, Annie Lennox, John Legend and Snoop Dogg.
Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will reprise her Idol Gives Back hosting role, with Maroon 5, Heart, Gloria Estefan, Boyz II Men and The Next Great American Band winners The Clark Brothers all scheduled to perform at the charity event.
Organizations that will benefit from the Idol Gives Back's fund-raising efforts are the Children's Defense Fund; The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Make It Right; Malaria No More, Save the Children; and the Children's Health Fund.