Idol Gives Back Charity Special

What to look forward to tonight:

Update: Ryan just announced that tonight’s elimination will be THE MOST SHOCKING IN IDOL HISTORY….Plus, they got over 70 million votes last night.

  • Kelly Clarkson singing with Jeff Beck on Guitar
  • Annie Lenox singing “Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • A taped message from Madonna
  • Celine Dion and Elvis Presley (well, that’s the rumor anyway)
  • Bono surprises the kids as they rehearse his song “American Prayer”

Nigel said on Ryan Seacrest’s radio program this morning that they had more than 65 million votes by 10 pm PDT last night.   They broke the previous record of 65.5 million votes that came in for the Season 3 finale…

Update: Tonight’s big shocking boot?   There was no boot.   Nobody was eliminated tonight.   As Ryan said, “Who could eliminate someone at the end of a charity special?”

It was hardly shocking however…

All of the votes from this week will carry over to next, and  TWO people will be eliminated next Wednesday.

Also, the show ran about 5 minutes over the 2 hour mark for those who are tivoing.

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