Lady GaGa To Mentor "Idol" Finalists

Lady GaGa To Mentor "Idol" Finalists

Will work with "Idol" finalists as they perform hits from Elvin Presley's songwriting duo.

Published May 8, 2011

The remaining four finalists for American Idol will be getting top notch tips on how to improve as performers courtesy of their newest mentor, Lady GaGa.  Idol host Ryan Seacrest announced the news via his Twitter page following Friday night's elimination show, saying, "I only have one word for our mentor on American Idol next week.......... Gaga."


Entertainment Weekly has confirmed with FOX that the 25-year-old pop phenom will be dishing out advice as contestants belt out hits from Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.  Leiber and Stoller are responsible for Elvis Presley hits like “Jailhouse Rock” and “Hound Dog.” Though these days GaGa garners comparisons to Madonna and David Bowie, she has previously proven herself to be quite capable of tapping into her inner old soul. 


The remaining four Idol finalists are James Durbin, Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery and Haley Reinhart.


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Written by Michael Arceneaux


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