Isn’t it amazing?
I am lost for words at the moment.
I am utterly speechless now after watching American Idol Gives Back 2008.
What is Idol Gives Back?
Idol Gives Back is the name of a charitable campaign that spanned two episodes of American Idol during its sixth season. This year, the second Idol Gives Back concert and fund-raiser occurred recently on April 9th. All I could say about this 2-hour concert was INCREDIBLE.
The stunning performances by the Idol finalists and dancers caught me to stay glued to the idiot box. No joke!
Idol Gives Back raises awareness and funds to benefit the following six charities in 2008:
The Children’s Defense Fund, Children’s Health Fund, The Global Fund, Make It Right, Malaria No More, Save the Children.
These charitable organizations have a proven track record of making a positive impact through responsible giving. (Source)
In 2008’s Idol Gives Back, many celebrities were involved. From Mariah Carey to Gloria Estefan to Brad Pitt, you name it, you’ve got it.
This song sounds familiar right? Yes, you have guessed it correctly.
It is no other than Shout to the Lord written and composed by Darlene Zshech of Hillsong Australia.
I can’t believe American Idol or Freemantle Media allows this song to be sung by the finalists and aired LIVE across America and other parts of the world even though they edited the starting of the song by replacing with “My Shepherd, My Saviour“.
My jaw dropped when the Top 8 finalists sang Shout to The Lord again at the Results show. And this time, they didn’t edit the song’s lyrics. They went all out to sing “My Jesus, My Saviour“.
This is something different. I have never heard any gospel songs being sang by the Idol finalists.
This is amazing!
If you haven’t watch American Idol lately, enjoy the youtube postings here. I am sure you would love it.