Tonight the "Idol Gives Back" episode of American Idol aired. John and I Tivo the show and even vote every week, but it is awesome to take a break from the contest and watch celebrities and everyday America show a little bit of love and compassion for others.
My musical heroes - Ann and Nancy Wilson - have once again proven that they are the most talented women in rock-n-roll. I literally jumped up off of the couch when Nancy started playing the intro to "Barracuda." Fergie was pretty good, too, but I kinda got creeped out when she started getting all snuggly with Nancy Wilson - and what was up with the cartwheels????
I also loved Carrie Underwood's performance of "Praying for Time," which is one of my favorite George Michael songs. That girl could sing the phone book and it would be amazing!
I was floored when the 8 finalists busted out with "Shout to the Lord" at the end of the night. There is so much about it that I could wonder about, but for now, I am just really blown away that the song was performed at all, much less on the biggest night of Idol next to the finale.
On a more serious note, am I the only person who wants to move to Africa tomorrow and just pour out God's love on those people?? Our church is taking a missions trip to Africa with Brackenhurst Ministries over the summer and I am dying to go. I just pray that all of the money that is raised tonight actually gets to the people that need it most.