American talent show ‘Idol Gives Back’ was recently aired on Fox TV in the United States with the aim of raising millions for those hit hard by famine and natural disasters across the world.
‘American Idol’ teamed with the stars of dance talent show’ So you think you dance?’ to host impressive performances to the nation.
As well as contestants of the shows, America saw many famous actors, singers, sportsmen and politicians all pleading for the country to donate as much as they could.
Stars included Annie Lennox, Brad Pitt, Bonno, Miley Cyrus, Fergie, Daughtry, Heart, Ben stiller, Adam Sandler and many more.
The show followed the heart-wrenching stories of many families and children living across the United States and Africa
Although the performances were entertaining the travels shown by Annie Lennox and Alicia Keys brought tears to the eyes of those who watched and as ever, caused many to question why billions are being spent on wars across the world, when they could be used to repair many communities.
Some may question how this would matter to them, but as Alicia Keys mentions in the show, this could be the generation to prevent the suffering.
Many say that governments of the United States and United Kingdom should divert the troops money being used for war and killing people, to saving the lives of those suffering from HIV and poverty.
The show aims to raise $100 million from donations and downloads of the performances on the night where all proceedings go to six chosen charities.
Feel free to comment, do you think the people in charge have got their priorities wrong?