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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