The big show where Time Urban was eliminated, also had a list of big artists taking the stage. Among the big celebrities present to rise money we found Elton John, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood and The Black Eyed Peas.
The more than two hour special edition opened with a taped video by President Barack Obama and first Michelle Obama.
Among other celebrities that appear that night were Jennifer Garner, Victoria Beckham, Morgan Freeman, Ben Affleck and Sully Sullenberger, the last one the hero who brought his plane to a safe emergency landing last year.
Other artists like Annie Lennox had problems to be in the show because of the Islandic volcano.
Cowell announced about two hours into the show that it had already raised more than $15 million for the Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America, Malaria No More, Save the Children and the United Nations Foundation. The money will benefit their work in the United States and in Africa.
Other finalists still in the running include Lee DeWyze, Siobhan Magnus, Crystal Bowersox and Michael Lynche.