To celebrate the show's 200th episode, American Idol will hold a two nights show called "Idol Gives Back". Performers such as , , , , , , and have been tapped in support of the show.
Introduced by host in the Result Show on March 9, the performances that will be aired on April 24th and 25th are conducted in benefit of children in US and Africa. Its basic concept is to relief the poverty by raising money from every vote via phone or text message that comes in. As sponsors, Coke and AT&T will donate the money to several organizations including UNICEF, Global Fund, Save the Children, Nothing but Nets, and Malaria No More.