I’m a little excited about tonight. The second Annual Idol Gives Back show is on tonight. For those of you that are unfamiliar, the show featured artists and celebrities on it in the effort to raise awareness about AIDS/HIV across the globe. The turnout was great last year, as I recall they raised over $1 million for the cause. I’m not a big American Idol fan, but I am planning on watching it. During the show, the home audience will be encouraged to call in and pledge money. If you are not into that, you can still make a difference by going to iTunes that night or a few days after, they will probably have some clips on sale from the show. If they do what they did last year, the proceeds from those clips will go into a fund helping AIDS related causes. Some people scheduled to appear are:
Robin Williams, Celine Dion, Forest Whitaker, Billy Crystal, Dane Cook, Kiefer Sutherland, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Jennifer Connolly, Elliott Yamin, Fantasia and Amy Adams join previously announced international talent and sports figures Bono, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Fergie, Chris Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, Annie Lennox, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Maroon 5, Heart and Gloria Estefan.
The show starts at 730 tonight, so turn on your television early and enjoy this concert of music. You can really make a difference in people’s lives.