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Idol Gives Back: Carrie Underwood and Elton John's Performances

April 22, 2010 (3:43 am) GMT
The 'American Idol' alum sings 'Change', Mary J. Blige along with a number of celebrities performs 'Stairway to Heaven' and Elton John wraps the April 21 charity concert with 'Your Song'.

From Pasadena Civic Arena, "Idol Gives Back" host along with her "" co-star presents a performance from . The "" alum delivers "Change".

Prior to Carrie's performance, appears in front of audience, taking over 's duty to announce the first round of the evening's result. He talked about considering to audition to replace and then asked the seven contestants to stand up.

Instead of reading who got the lowest vote, he tells them to sit down again and relax, "It's about time that somebody judged the judges for a change." He jokingly critizised for saying "dawg" a lot. After making jokes to the other two judges; and , he announced Simon was supposed to be eliminated and go home to England before adding volcanic ash has saved him.

A group of performers including , Randy Jackson and share the spotlight to sing a star-studded rendition of "Stairway to Heaven". Closing the benefit concert is with "Your Song" and a message about safe sex.

Carrie Underwood:


Elton John:


All-star performance of "Stairway to Heaven":