American Idol is giving back, with the help of some Hollywood heavyweights. We're talking Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Miley Ray Cyrus, Carrie Underwood and that’s just a few names were dropping.
The show will raise awareness and funds to benefit various U.S. and international charities. The show has lined up a list of special performances. When Hollyscoop.com caught up with AI Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe we wanted to know what performance he is looking forward to.
“I think its Robin Williams. But we’re bringing Heart back with Fergie, and I’ve never really seen Heart, because I’m from the U.K. There were a couple of records that were hits over there, but nothing that we really knew about. So they’re so sort of iconic on Idol, because every girl that comes on here wants to sing Alone, or Barracuda or something, and I say, who’s that by, and they say, oh, it’s Heart, it’s Heart. So I’m really delighted that they’re coming on the show.”
Don’t worry all you Idol fanatics, just because it’s a special doesn’t mean you won’t be seeing your favorites. Nigel said you can expect, “You’re going to have the Idols performing live; you’ve got the Idols answering the telephone calls that are coming in live, and hopefully singing – whoever is lucky enough to get through with their donation, they can ask the Idol to sing to them. That’s basically it.”
There you have it folks, the scoop straight from the source. Make sure to tune in this Wednesday April 9, 2008 at 7:30pm ET/PT on FOX.