As with the Opening Ceremony two weeks ago, details of Sunday's Closing Ceremony of the London Olympics have been kept tightly under wraps, but one thing is certain — British talent will be front and center.
In addition to the Spice Girls, who reunited especially for the event, the celebration, titled "A Symphony of British Music," will also feature performances from One Direction and the also-reunited Wham!.
American Idol ended its night of giving by taking away a contestant. That's right, after a night of A-list performances, bad comedy bits and some moving telethon-worthy packages about the work being done by charities stateside and abroad, one more Idol hopeful's dream ended. So, who turned out to help Idol's cause? And which singer said goodbye?
Sir Elton John will perform on American Idol's "Idol Gives Back" next week on behalf of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, The Black Eyed Peas, Annie Lennox, Jeff Beck and Joss Stone, and Mary J. Blige and the All-Star Band are also slated to perform on the April 21 results show, which will benefit such charities as Children's Health Fund, Feeding America ...
American Music Awards darling Alicia Keys, who nabbed five nominations this year, will perform at the ceremony next month.
Also joining the musical lineup are Kanye West and The Fray. Previously announced performers include Rihanna, New Kids on the Block, the Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Ne-Yo, the Pussycat Dolls and Pink.
Keys enters the Nov. 23 show (and NOKIA Theatre) as the one to beat with a leading five nods, including one for Artist of the Year. Hot on her heels are Coldplay and The Eagles, each with four.
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Fox has announced that "Idol Gives Back," the fund-raiser that in its inaugural edition generated $76 million for charity, this season will be broadcast Wednesday, April 9, from 8 to 10 pm/ET.Promising an event "bigger and more ambitious than ever," Fox thus far has lined up Bono, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Fergie, Chris Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, Annie Lennox, John Legend and Snoop Dogg to participate. Kelly Clarkson must be busy. Matt Mitovich