MORE Ice Bucket Challenge! Stars from Idol, X Factor, Voice, Glee (VIDEO)

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.

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!

Mel B – America’s Got Talent, X Factor UK Judge

…And Mel B. Steps up to the plate!

Phillip Phillips – American Idol 11 Winner

Phillip Phillips goes the tractor route. It was like the stream of water would never end.

Taylor Hicks – American Idol season 5 winner

Taylor took his challenge at FOX5 in Atlanta

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.

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!

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!

Niall Horan – One Direction

Niall from One Direction took the challenge. Goofily cute.

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!

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!

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…

Kevin McHale (Artie) – Glee

Kevin took Jenna’s challenge!

Chord Overstreet (Sam) Glee

That looked COLD. Props to Chord for the bravado.

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.

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.

Adam Lambert – American Idol Season 8

Adam Lambert responds! ALL THE WAY FROM AUSTRALIA!

Honorable Mention

Not reality stars, but they get all the awards for clever challenges!

Dave Grohl.

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.

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  • girlygirl

    Sorry, Glee cast members and reality show contestants (and all the other celebs), but THIS is the best Ice Bucket Challenge, hands down :DDD


    #Hi @rachaelray! Thanks for nominating Cookie Monster to do the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. He accepts.

  • supersonic

    I didn’t watch all of them. I only watched Grant Gustin because I was waiting for his. And I knew Colfer would challenge Lambert since they’re besties now and Lambert will do it just to be part of the crowd.

    But they can end the Ice Bucket Challenges now because the Foo Fighters won. Theirs is the best one. Nobody can top it. I thought Snoopy was the best, but I was wrong.

  • Corrine43180

    Is everyone else doing it just to be part of the crowd too?? I imagine if Adam does it, he’ll do it because he wants to. He’s pretty stubborn like that lol. Love his friendship with Chris and the mutual respect they have for each other! So refreshing.

  • supersonic

    Aww. That goes on the cute list with Snoopy.

  • MissMyEm

    Harry Connick, Jr….couldn’t stop laughing. So nice to see so many Idol singers get into the fray. Joey Fatone and Nathan Fillion also did it. I can’t remember if Jim Cantiello took up Kris’ challenge or not.

  • supersonic

    Nathan Fillion’s great. All members of NSYNC did it except for JC. I think people are still waiting for his.

  • hellomusicgirl

    Jim did take up the challenge from Kris and then went on to challenge Archie, among others.

  • Kimmy Moores

    Favoriting that emblem3 vine.

  • Nicole P.

    I totally died of laughter over Harry’s!

  • YankeeFan08

    Chris Colfer is adorable. I love that he and Adam are friends.

  • Sassycatz

    Harry’s was hilarious.

  • Nedsdag

    Little Mix did one as well.

  • HKfan

    Charl Brown has nominated Adam too

    Charl Brown ?@thecharlbrown 24m
    I nominate my friends @adamlambert @missravensymone & johnsrednicki #icebucketchallenge @…

  • jan

    I am enjoying the enthusiasm and the creative twists that celebs are using for taking the ice bucket challenge. It’s not a competition but if it were my nomination would go to Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters for doing a version of Carrie for the ice bucket challenge.

  • supersonic

    Yes. Their version is awesome. Aw, hell. The Foo Fighters are just awesome, period.

  • lola

    Thank you. I totally agree.

  • Sassycatz

    I thought Jimmy Kimmel’s was pretty funny and unique. He definitely took it to the next level … or the level below. Heh.

    And, of course, afterwards he challenges his arch nemesis.

  • sanhaleyfan

    MK Nobilette did the challenge! :D She challenged the rest of the season 13 Idols in another instagram video. :D By the way, MK turns 21 today!! Go on over to her facebook or Twitter and wish her a happy bday if you like!!

    Hollie Cavanagh took on the challenge as well. :)

  • chillj

    Go Harry.

  • gem2477

    Love Harry :)

  • jeffreyd95821

    Saw Grant Gustin’s last night and he didn’t go for just a salad bowl. People bitching on his Instagram about wasting potable water but some people just love to bitch. I’d do it and challenge MJ but don’t have a way to film it to prove it.

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  • Corrine43180

    Adam did it and has challenged Brian May, Roger Taylor and Rufus Taylor:

    “@adamlambert: Thanks @chriscolfer @thecharlbrown @matthewstephensmith ! Nominating @DrBrianMay @OfficialRMT and @RuTTaylor1

  • Mel432

    That was a lot of water on Phillip. It went on forever. I didn’t see the ice cubes, but I assume it was cold. Taylor Hicks had very little ice in his bucket and seemed no water. He didn’t even seem to get wet. Chris Colfer was so cute. Awwww, Adam’s nicely coiffed hair was ruined.

  • jeffreyd95821

    Surprised nobody has challenged Justin Bieber. Who wouldn’t want to see Biebs get ice water dumped on his head? Then again, he would probably just pee in the bucket instead of dumping it on his head.

  • hayes

    He’s probably too dumb to get what it’s about, so no one even bothers.

  • Kimmy Moores
  • Pat H

    OMG! Jordin did a cooler full of ice water! Props!

  • Connie
  • Trina

    That’s the best one yet. Or maybe I’m too distracted by Usher’s wet shirt clinging to him. Lawd that boy is sexxxaay.

  • Miss Blue

    Omg, that was hilarious, lol.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Absolutely! P2 even went back to finish the dousing – good for him!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That was a really thorough dousing! lol Good for P2.

  • Trina

    Is it ok to post this here? I just saw this posted on my FB feed and Im still choked up. This is a raw, very real, video explaining why these ice bucket challenges are anything but silly. I did the challenge the other day and while the chill my body felt from the ice took a bit to leave me, I can’t even imagine what anyone dealing with ALS feels like on a daily basis. I sure hope all the money thats being raised helps towards getting closer to a cure

  • Kathy Hayes

    If you watch Phillip’s again, you can see the ice and hear it hitting the ground it. Quite a dousing, hardly a dry thread on him. LOL

  • Kimmy Moores

    It’s all that and then some. :))))))

  • supersonic

    Okay. Usher’s goes on the awesome list. Doesn’t top Foo Fighters but it’s on the list.

  • supersonic

    A lot of people did a cooler full of ice water. Some are doing garbage cans.

  • girlygirl

    More than $30 million raised to date!

    I was looking at the #ALSIceBucketChallenge hashtag on twitter and saw something very sad, though. One of the co-founders of this challenge drowned in a diving accident a few days ago

  • Connie

    Here’s a nice compilation:

  • Connie
  • Susan

    Robert Pattinson was challenged by Zac Efron, who had to post the video for him on youtube since Rob doesn’t do social media.

  • girlygirl

    I got the following off an ESPN article, which I’ve linked here:

    In the last 24 days, the ALS Association and its 38 chapters have raised $41.8 million from people inspired to donate thanks to the ice bucket challenge. How significant is that? The total money raised by the national organization and its satellite charities last year was $64 million.

    (wow..this is fantastic)

  • sdmama

    That looked like a bulldozer or shovel car. This goes high on my list of The clever and grand. I can easily imagine P2 might even know how to drive it, Ha ha. He gives me an impression that he could be pretty handy. (It is a compliment!)

  • sdmama

    If that was in San Diego, perhaps. But I am sure they are shooting it in Vancouver BC where it rains a lot ;)

  • Incipit

    Might need this updated again. Heh.

    Archie got challenged by his sister Jazzy,

    >>David Archuleta ?@DavidArchie 22m
    My sister @jazzypwns got me… Your turn @thedavidcook @jennettemccurdy & @PianoGuys #ALSIceBucketChallenge

    after he did it – he tagged DC – who just tweeted

    >>@thedavidcook: Filmed my #ALSIceBucketChallenge earlier. Will be posting shortly.

  • hellomusicgirl

    The video posted to his Facebook page is a bit longer and shows him yell and jump up afterward lol. That looked like A LOT of ice. I’m cracking up at how he says oh nooooo before it’s even poured. Oh Archie.

  • wordnerdarchie

    But “shortly” might actually mean “soon”…. I think I could get a lot done while we wait, lol.