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Elton John to Join Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, et al. on April 21 Idol Gives Back

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Elton John
(© Tristan Fuge)
Elton John
(© Tristan Fuge)
Tony Award winner Elton John will join Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, The Black Eyed Peas, Annie Lennox, Jeff Beck and Joss Stone, and Mary J. Blige for a performance on FOX-TV's American Idol's April 21 Idol Gives Back show, according to a report on TVGuide.com.

The program will benefit charities such as Children's Health Fund, Feeding America, Malaria No More, Save the Children, and the United Nations Foundation.

John is currently represented on Broadway by his scores for Billy Elliot and The Lion King, and as one of the producers of Next Fall. He received the Tony Award for his score to Aida, and also wrote the score for Lestat.

He is also of the world's most successful singer-songwriters, and his many hits include "Your Song," "Daniel," "Benny and the Jets," "Philadelphia Freedom," and "Crocodile Rock."


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