Carrie Underwood Performs on American Idol, Reflects on Charitable Causes

After performing “Change” during Wednesday’s (April 21) “Idol Gives Back” episode of American Idol, Carrie Underwood talked to reporters about the importance of supporting charitable causes. “This is the stuff that really makes a difference,” she said. “We’re coming up on 10 seasons of American Idol. Twenty years later, people might not remember who won what, but this is the kind of stuff that can make lives better and people will remember that.” The “Idol Gives Back” episode calls attention to the needs of the less fortunate throughout the world. “Change,” a track from Underwood’s Play On album was written by Katrina Elam, Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins. “[The song] talks about how the smallest thing can make a huge difference, and it really fits with tonight’s concept,” Underwood told reporters. During her fall tour, 36 cents of every ticket sold will benefit Save the Children’s programs in the U.S. The amount was determined by a reference to “36 cents” in the lyrics of “Change.”