What an incredible phenomenon American Idol is — and what a phenomenal idea it was put it to good use for a star-studded blockbuster charity event meant to entertain millions of people for the sake of helping millions more.
Bigger and more ambitious than ever, it was a night of exhilarating performances, unexpected collaborations and heartbreaking presentations showing just who, exactly, those donated dollars would go to help. With a rolodex of celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Robin Williams, Celine Dion, Forrest Whitaker, Fergie, Mariah Carey, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Bono, Reese Witherspoon and many others, the show at the Kodak Theatre in LA raised a whopping $60+ million.
The most anticipated performance of the night came from singer/actress Miley Cyrus. Known for starring as Miley Stewart, "Hannah Montana" on the Disney Channel Original Series, Hannah Montana, she performed a two-song set for the American Idol special and even had a little stand-up comedy sketch with comedian Billy Crystal. Wowing the audience with an energetic performance of "Good and Broken" she also looked stylish for the millions of viewers, by selecting to wear a glittering black-with-white-stars tank top underneath a black jacket with Alex Woo Little Notes and Little Princess jewelry."You don't have to travel all around the world to make a difference. You can do something in your own town, your own backyard." - Miley Cyrus