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Elton To Perform On American Idol – Idol Gives Back

21 April 2010

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LOS ANGELES, USA

Sir Elton John performed on Idol Gives Back, a two-hour television special celebration which aired on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in the USA on FOX  Idol Gives Back is the charity benefit and fund-raising campaign associated with the popular television reality series American Idol.

Sir Elton was invited to perform on the show to raise awareness about the continuing challenges of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic and the extraordinary work of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has raised $220 million since its inception in 1992 for community-based HIV prevention programs, efforts to eliminate HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and direct care and support services for people living with HIV in 55 countries around the world.

As part of the television event, Sir Elton chatted with emcee Queen Latifah about the work of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.  In addition, video footage from Sir Elton’s visits to EJAF (UK) grantees in Africa will be broadcast during his performance.