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March 8th, 2007

American Idol For Africa @ 10:01 pm

psykoboy2:
So, I'm watching American Idol and they bring up this special thing they are planning for April. They mention teaming up to help stop poverty in Africa and here at home. Obviously I perk up a bit cause I know that's Bono's stuff they are talking about. And I'm thinking, hey, this is great news. They could do a lot by getting the word out with how many people watch the show and then if they donate all the money taking by those text votes, hell, this is good shit.

Two episodes will air in April...can't remember the dates but it's late April and they are on Tuesday and Wednesday. Then they start talking about all the people helping out with the cause. The list gets longer and longer and still nothing.

I'm thinking, how the fuck can they go to Africa (they showed video from the trip - Simon and Ryan went. Ryan pulling the Bono thing wearing a camo cap on backwards) and do all this without Bono. Then, probably for the first time in this show's history, they mention Bono being involved with the show.

Now, this isn't U2, it's just the B-Man. On top of that, I'm glad to see the involvement with him and the show being that of a cause. Not promoting an album, not doing it for any other reason than to help others.

Out of curiosity, so that I don't think I am the only one in this community who does it....did anyone else catch this?
 
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From:abelfan
Date:March 9th, 2007 04:36 am (UTC)
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I caught it and meant to check if anyone had posted but got distracted by other things. Glad you brought it up though.

I think it's really awesome that the show is doing this, giving back. And of course I was excited when they mentioned Bono!
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From:psykoboy2
Date:March 9th, 2007 04:38 am (UTC)
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"Other things" wouldn't happen to be that game show that's on after Idol, would it?
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From:shardofnarsil
Date:March 9th, 2007 11:21 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I saw it! I think that's pretty awesome. There is a part of me however, that wishes there was going to be a U2 theme night. Watching those singers butcher my favorite songs would be amusing!

And now here's Lakisha singing Sunday Bloody Sunday! LOL
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From:t4_flirt
Date:March 9th, 2007 01:15 pm (UTC)
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one of my best buddies called me and was like "Your buddy Bono's doing something with Idol soon". My hubby and I are psyched...except about having to watch Idol. It's getting really monotonous...
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From:spicedrum
Date:March 9th, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC)
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The first thing out of my 11 year old niece's mouth this morning was, "BONO'S GOING TO BE ON AMERICAN IDOL."

I don't know if I'm excited or afraid - I'm happy they're "taking up the cause", but I'm afraid they'll have a U2 night and kill the songs.
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From:psykoboy2
Date:March 9th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
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I'm not sure, but I don't think anything U2 has EVER been on Idol.

Even during auditions, I have never heard anyone sing a U2 song.
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From:risse_1123
Date:March 9th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
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The funny thing is that Bono admitted just last week that he's never seen American Idol and now he's going to be on the show! Now I'm gonna actually have to watch the damn thing. He's supposed to be on the April 25th show.
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From:sophistiquated
Date:March 9th, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
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They did once - during the finale last year Elliot sang One with *shudder* Mary J. Blige.
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From:corianderstem
Date:March 9th, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
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When they did that World Idol thing after the first season, the guy who won (the Norwegian dude) sang Beautiful Day. He was pretty great.

And they didn't say Bono would be on the show, or even really involved. Seacrest shouted Bono's name at the end of the list of celebs, but then went on to say something like "... has said that blah blah blah Idol blah blah Africa."

My guess is that if he appears at all, it'll be a taped thing.
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From:houselover87
Date:March 14th, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC)
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FYI, the dates are the 24tha dn 25th of April. Oh and I am planning on trying out for Idol next year and if I get to the top 12 and there's an 80's week I plan to sing either Sunday, Bloody Sunday or Running to Stand Still. If there's a 90's week I want to sing either Please or Love is Blindness and if I make it into the top three I am going to request that I sing something upbeat like The Saints Are Coming, Window in the Skies, Sunday, Bloody Sunday or something of the like with U2 or I'll settle for just Bono or hell, even just The Edge would work for me. So if you guys watch Idol next season look for a girl named Caitlin Barrington, or Chelsea Bunn, that'll be me.

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