Shalom Life | February 27, 2014

Simon Cowell Donates $150K to IDF

He also joined Haim Saban in singing the theme from Power Rangers

By: Graham Sigurdson

Published: October 25th, 2013 in News » World

At a fundraiser on Wednesday, Simon Cowell donated $150,000 towards Israeli soldiers. Haim Saban, the Israeli creator of “Power Rangers” was the host.

As reported by the Friends of the Israel Defence Forces - a new york based nonprofit that raises money for the well being of Israeli men and women in the IDF - Cowell attended the Los Angeles event.

Also in attendance was Lionel Richie, who serenaded the crowd.

In total, the event brought in $20 million, with a single $4.5 million donation coming from the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, the Jewish Daily Forward reported.

As reported by other outlets, Haim Saban coaxed Cowell into singing the theme song to “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers,” offering to donate $1 million (Saban is a billionaire) if joined him in a duet, much to Cowell’s chagrin, and the crowds delight.

Go, Go, Power Rangers indeed.

For the full effect, just imagine Cowell jumping around to this:

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