THE LIVE SHOW
In keeping with the Idol Gives Back theme, the six finalists sang ‘life anthems’ of compassion and hope, with viewers voting for their favorite contestants, as usual. On this special night, however, viewers also helped to change the lives of people in need, both in the USA and some of the world’s poorest communities – for every vote cast, sponsors donated money to the charity.
The extended two-hour results show was a star-studded evening featuring world-renowned artists and celebrities. The public responded with unprecedented generosity by donating more than $54 million, bringing the grand total raised, including corporate and matched funding, to $75.1 million.
Money raised was spent to transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. You can learn more about the project, the results, and how the funds were distributed on the America Gives Back homepage.