american idol gives back 320 'American Idol': Carrie Underwood, Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas doing 'Idol Gives Back'“American Idol” is starting to cement its “Idol Gives Back” lineup.

Carrie Underwood, the Season 4 winner of “Idol,” is returning to perform, along with R&B songstress Alicia Keys, the Black Eyed Peas, Annie Lennox and Jeff Beck.

Since its inception in 2007 during Season 6, “Idol Gives Back” has raised over $140 million for charity. This year’s special will aise funds Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America, Malaria No More, Save the Children’s U.S. Programs and the United Nations Foundation. News Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Coca-Cola, AT&T and ExxonMobil will return as corporate sponsors.

“Idol Gives Back” already kicked off with Kris Allen back on Feb. 25. He visited Haiti and performed on the “Idol” results show, asking for people to donate whatever they can.

The big “Idol Gives Back” extravaganza will air Wednesday, April 21 2010. There is no word yet if a contestant will be booted that day or not — in the past, all contestants were safe on one “Idol Gives Back” night (2007) and on the other Michael Johns went home (2008). Thank you to Alert Commenter Talel for refreshing our memories..

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