American Idol Gives Back Images

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Whoa. We thought Jordin Sparks went home last night for a second and were about to give up on American Idol forever.

Fortunately, it was a ruse and all contestants are safe for another week. It was a fitting end to a show that raised $30 million for a worthy cause.

In honor of the event, here's a look at some memorable photos from it. Let's begin with Jordin, Melinda Doolittle and the other Idols decked out in white ...

A Group Performance

As usual, Ellen DeGeneres did a fine, funny job as a host ...

American Idol Gives Back Images

Showing his caring side, Simon Cowell spent time with poverty-stricken children in Africa ...

Good Simon

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