Justin Bieber Sings for a Good Cause on 'Idol Gives Back'
Justin's performance was taped last month, but rather than airing it during another AI episode, executive producer Cécile Frot-Coutaz felt that it would be best used to encourage giving on the fundraising special.
"I looked at that night as a good night for him to be on, because he's absolutely phenomenal," she tells MTV. "And he's young and he's a real inspiration for [the] young generation, so it was a really good fit for him to be in that special episode."
Justin has quite a charitable side to him. He has been involved with Pencils of Promise, which builds schools in developing countries, and recently performed a private concert as a prize for the students of Edward Town Middle School in North Tonawanda, N.Y., who raised $17,000 for Buffalo's Women and Children's Hospital.
In the past, 'Idol Gives Back' has raised $140 million for charities in the U.S. and Africa. This year, the production will be much more "low key" due to the recession, says Cécile Frot-Coutaz, who adds, "Whatever people will donate will be great." Watch 'Idol Gives Back,' which will be a part of 'American Idol', on Wednesday, April 21 at 8 p.m. on Fox. %Poll-44692%