Bill Gates is going on "American Idol."
No, the Microsoft chairman and philanthropist won't be singing on the show. Rather, he and wife Melinda will talk about the importance of giving and the impact it can have.
It's part of the "Idol Gives Back" program, in which the singing competition show raises money for various charitable organizations. The episode airs Wednesday evening on Fox. Two of the beneficiaries--Malaria No More and the United Nations Foundation--are organizations that work closely with the Gates Foundation.