The Cheesecake Factory with Didi Benami and the Idols on Feeding America campaign (VIDEOS)

America’s Favorite Restaurant Teams With America’s Largest Domestic Hunger-Relief Charity

Sharing a common goal, The Cheesecake Factory® is proud to be continuing its partnership with Feeding America. They invite everyone to help achieve their goal of donating 3.5 Million Meals in support of Hunger Action Month. To help spread the cause, The Cheesecake Factory ties up with the American Idols Live Tour cast in promoting the hunger-relief initiative.

By going to the “Fight Hunger campaign” website, one will see the idols in an introduction video inviting everyone to take part in the campaign by doing one of 5 things or all (see video below):

1. Pledge Money » Your contribution makes a difference; Just $1 helps provide 7 meals to those in need.

2. Pledge Food » Feeding America feeds more than 37 million people, yet 49 million people are at risk of hunger. Help us close the gap.

3. Pledge Time » Find your local Feeding America food bank and learn how you can help.

4. Write Congress » Taking a stand can mean sharing your voice, raising awareness, and rallying for change.

5. Tell A Friend » Getting other people involved can really make a difference. Share Your Voice to spread the word.

This is Didi’s profile at the Cheesecake Factory promo site:

Vered “Didi” Benami

Date of Birth: October 25, 1986

Knoxville, Tennessee

Favorite Cheesecake:
Dulce De Leche Caramel Cheesecake
Before Idol:
Didi was born in New York before moving to Tennessee at the age of 7. Didi started singing in the fifth grade. In school, she sang in the musical “Grease” and frequently performed the national anthem in front of various crowds.

American Idol:
Didi auditioned for American Idol in Los Angeles, California, where she has lived for four years.

At the audition she sang The Beatles’ song “Hey Jude.” The judges all loved her performance, including guest judge Avril Lavigne. She became a front-runner in the competition following her well-praised performance of judge Katharine McPhee’s song “Terrified” on the first solo of Hollywood Week.

On March 31, 2010, Didi was eliminated from the competition and finished in 10th place.

Idol Facts:
Didi credits her friend, Rebecca Joy Lear who tragically died, as one of the reasons she auditioned for American Idol.

Idol position:

Tour Songs:
Lay It On Me

Cheesecake Factory and American Idol Promotions

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