The Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS awareness has become this summer’s viral sensation, and celebrities have become involved in the fund raising effort in a big way.
Over the weekend, we posted a slew of challenges from reality singing stars like Kris Allen, Carrie Underwood, Tessanne Chin, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton and more. Click to check them out.
Since Saturday’s post, the meme continues, as popular as ever, with a slew of new challenges popping up–more than enough to warrant a fresh post of brand new videos.
The Ice Bucket challenge has raised millions of dollars for the ALS Association. According to the New York Times, “As of Sunday, the association said it had received $13.3 million in donations since July 29, compared with $1.7 million during the same period last year. It said there were about 260,000 new donors.” Impressive. Whatever criticisms can be lobbed at the effort–that it’s gimmicky, self-aggrandizing or wasteful–it has succeeded in raising money for a disease that currently has no cure. On average, ALS kills its victims within 3-5 years.
Check out new challenges from the stars of American Idol, X Factor and The Voice. And in the past few days, Glee stars have got in on the fun.
It’s fun to watch the stars challenge each other and respond. We’ll see if Adam Lambert takes up Chris Colfer on his challenge.. There are also some clever presentations. Harry Connick Jr. is as hilarious as ever. And Emblem3 got totally NAKED to meet the challenge.
Check out the videos below!
Harry Connick Jr.- American Idol judge
American Idol judge, Harry Connick Jr. does not disappoint, as he adds a comic and inventive twist to the challenge! Hee.
— Harry Connick, Jr. (@HarryConnickJR) August 18, 2014
Nigel Lythgoe – American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance
Nigel apologizes. He can’t challenge his heart condition with ice cold water. But he does pimp an ALS charity and urges others to donate. Which is the point! He also challenges Mary Murphy
Simon Cowell – X Factor Judge
Simon giggles as his girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, does the dumping honors. It’s actually kind of adorable!
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) August 19, 2014
Mel B – America’s Got Talent, X Factor UK Judge
…And Mel B. Steps up to the plate!
— Melanie Brown (@OfficialMelB) August 20, 2014
Phillip Phillips – American Idol 11 Winner
Phillip Phillips goes the tractor route. It was like the stream of water would never end.
— Phillip Phillips (@Phillips) August 20, 2014
Taylor Hicks – American Idol season 5 winner
Taylor took his challenge at FOX5 in Atlanta
— Taylor Hicks (@taylorhicks) August 20, 2014
Jordin Sparks – American Idol season 6 winner
Jordin accepts the challenge from boyfriend, Jason Derulo, and then passes it on to Glee star, Amber Riley, singer Natasha Bedingfield, Boys II Men and the Arizona Cardinals.
— Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks) August 19, 2014
Jessica Meuse – American Idol season 13
Jessica is on the road with American Idol Live, but she takes a few moments to dump a bucket of ice water on her head!
— Jess Meuse (@JessMeuse) August 20, 2014
Skylar Laine – American Idol Season 11
Skyler folds the challenge into the support of another form of Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, to which the singer has a very personal connection.
James Durbin – American Idol Season 10
It’s your turn, Casey Abrams!
— James Durbin (@DurbinRock) August 19, 2014
Niall Horan – One Direction
Niall from One Direction took the challenge. Goofily cute.
— SYCO Entertainment (@syco) August 18, 2014
Emblem 3 – X Factor USA 2
Keaton and Wesley Stromberg show off their assets…for a good cause! The boys originally posted to Instagram, The vid was deleted!
Part 2: We’re doing it naked. Let’s go! https://t.co/R1DIoint5p
— EMBLEM3 (@EmblemThree) August 18, 2014
Carly Rose Sonenclar – X Factor USA 2
Carly Rose failed the first time…but she tried again!
Danielle Bradbery – The Voice 4 Winner
Danielle was nominated by Season 2 alum, RaeLynn. She nominated more The Voice alums. Let’s see if they take her up on the challenge!
— Danielle Bradbery (@DBradbery) August 18, 2014
Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina) Glee
Glee stars got in on the challenge in a big way in the past day or two. And of course, they began nominating each other…
— Jenna Ushkowitz (@JennaUshkowitz) August 17, 2014
Kevin McHale (Artie) – Glee
Kevin took Jenna’s challenge!
— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) August 17, 2014
Chord Overstreet (Sam) Glee
That looked COLD. Props to Chord for the bravado.
— Chord Overstreet (@chordoverstreet) August 19, 2014
Grant Gustin – Glee & Flash
Grant played the evil Warbler, Sebastian, on Glee. But these days he’s starring in the upcoming CW show, The Flash. He challenged Glee nemesis, Chris Colfer. That was a lot of cold water. His reaction is pretty hilarious.
— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) August 19, 2014
Chris Colfer (Kurt) Glee
And Chris answers the challenge! AND HE CHALLENGES ADAM LAMBERT!!! And Demi Lovato. Aw. He recycled the water due to the California drought.
— Chris Colfer (@chriscolfer) August 19, 2014
Adam Lambert – American Idol Season 8
Adam Lambert responds! ALL THE WAY FROM AUSTRALIA!
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) August 20, 2014
Not reality stars, but they get all the awards for clever challenges!
Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters did a full take off on the movie Carrie. Yes. We get Dave in a prom dress and tiara. It’s pretty epic.