Nigel Lythgoe took over for Jerry Lewis during the 11 pm PDT hour of the MDA telethon. First up on Nigel’s watch? David Archuleta sang a brand new song, “Things Are Gonna Get Better”.
Watch out for more video from Ace Young and more in a bit. Nigel will be hosting through the night. He’s threatening to bring up audience members to audition for American Idol. Eeps!
Video Update: Watch Jerry Lewis’ over-the-top introduction of guest co-host Nigel Lythgoe. Ace Young performs (Nigel tells the story of Ace and Chris Daughtry out drinking in a Vegas bar when they should have been in bed). Nigel hosts a “faux Idol” with audience members (and Ace as a judge). Plus BACKSTAGE video of David Archuleta and Ace Young.
2nd Update: Added vids of Terry Fator and the Tyce Diorio dancers
3rd Update: Added Constantine Maroulis and the Rock of Ages cast performing “Here I Go Again”. Plus, Tyce Diorio dancers perform the SYTYCD “Send in the Clowns” routine.
Video after the JUMP…
David Archuleta sings “Things Are Gonna Get Better”
David Archuleta – Backstage at the telethon – On His New Album
David Archuleta backstage with the Gibbs Sisters
Ace Young performs
Ace Young – Backstage
American Idol feat. Audience members (Ace is a judge)
Jerry Lewis introduces Nigel Lythgoe
Tyce Diorio dancers perform a tap routine
Nigel Lythgoe introduces America’s Got Talent winner, ventriloquist Terry Fator
Tyce Diorio dancers perform the SYTYCD “Send in the Clowns” routine
Constantine Maroulis and the Cast of “Rock of Ages” perform “Here I Go Again”