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Miley Cyrus to appear on American Idol this week – She is the ‘secret mentor’

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Update: Miley Cyrus, Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato to perform on Wednesday. Miley Cyrus is the mentor for Billboard No. 1 Hits Theme Week.

This is the closest confirmation we have to Miley Cyrus appearing on American Idol this week, possibly as a mentor. A tweet from Adam Shankman:

From @adammshankman:

http://twitpic.com/1a9gn1 – miley and I humbly ask you to watch idol this week, and see the last song, opening march 31. thx

Question is: Will she also be a mentor? Or will it be Christina Aguilera? Plus, is Joe Jonas somehow involved as well?

Source @joeyguerraAI
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Bryan
Bryan

Yuck! Miley Cyrus to mentor these people who are far better than her....Christina Aguilera would have been a perfect choice, not Miley..This is nothin' but sh*t!

Bryan
Bryan

Yuck! Miey Cyrus to mentor these people who are far better than her....Christina Aguilera would have been a perfect choice, not Miley..This is nothin' but sh*t!

Alex and Lilly
Alex and Lilly

Wow Alex Lambert and Lilly Scott can breathe a sigh of relief now.

gryt
gryt

Next week: Pants-On-The-Ground Guy.

Ann
Ann

I'm in the 40 plus age demographic and I'm going to defend Miley as a mentor. She does not have to be a better singer than some of the contestants to mentor, she just needs to share her own experiences. Let's face it Idol is a singing contest. almost all the contestants got there because they were singers BUT many who are successful in the music industry are not great vocalist...just thinking about the special guest last Wed.(Cook excluded). Miley is certainly a better singer than those girls and she grew up in the music biz. She knows what it takes, like her or not.

smiley
smiley

When I heard about this, the first thing that came to mind: WTF made you agree Simon Fuller. They might as well get Paris Hilton to be a mentor! LOL The show this week should be called Comedy Idol. Miley might as well teach them pole dancing and how to lip sing. Season 9 already isn't that good, now they get Miley. This is the worst decision AI has ever made. :|

wayno10
wayno10

It makes sense if this was still Teen Idol Chart week. But it's not. So, don't believe she's the mentor. They'll do ANYthing for ratings. And by ratings I mean YOU tuning in to see a trainwreck called Cyrus.

mike
mike

My nuts hurts just thinking about Miley. Maybe she can tell em all the secrets about lip syncing and auto tune. Yeah Miley sure is the bomb.

klair
klair

david archuleta would be a better mentor than miley,i think.

Amanda Erin
Amanda Erin

Yes, this is probably the worst idea in the history of television. Haha. But really, does anyone actually take Miley Cyrus seriously? This will be a week to DVR it and then just skip right through all of that talentless little hussy's crap. Seriously, asking Miley Cyrus to "mentor" the AI contestants would be like me asking my 10 year old cousin for career advice. :P

Stefan
Stefan

O_O

I'm pretty much going to echo the majority of people here.....WTF!?!?!?!?

In her defense, Miley clearly has worked very hard to improve her voice and musicianship..even though she's still not that good, she has improved greatly and I admire her effort because not a lot of young artists actually bother to try and sing better live and expand their songwriting skills and such...Miley has, so good on her....but still, she is not anywhere NEAR mentor worthy! *slaps forehead*

SHAI
SHAI

ok ok guys i think miley will make a big difference dis week, for the first tym a teen mentor...oh c'mon just let her prove that she can also be a good not brilliant mentor, don't give negative feedbacks to her, she's just doin' her job....by the way I'm not afan of her...I just want u all give the kid a chance..

Ryan Caravana
Ryan Caravana

Charice - ----> this girl should perform in one of the AI results show, Ellen would love to see her again.

Elle
Elle

Miley the mentor? Is AI crossing genres into sitcom now? Satire?

derek
derek

this is a joke right? how in the world is a 17-year-old with a voice so unbelievably younger than her age going to mentor people who are older than her? what is she going to tell them? use an auto-tune mic, make your voice sound like a chipmunk's, shut your eyes tight and shake your head swiftly when you reach the high notes? is she going to tell them to sing nasally too? and maybe wear minis or skinny jeans and knee-high boots to top it all off? eh, i don't think i'm going to have to watch. i see too much damn "miley-ness" from my kid sister already.

alex
alex

Just proves that this is a TV show first and an actual contest second. What kind of message does it send when you have Ke$ha perform on the show, a show that's supposed to bring out the best singers in America? Lol. And now you have Miley Cyrus, come on!

rachel9isfine
rachel9isfine

yessss
and omg they should get heidi montag for next week!
wooohoo.

Umm anyways isn't miley cyrus like 16? how can she give advice? she's a little kid she won't know what to say.
Also i rllly hope they dont show a trailer of her new movie during the show, that looks like the most obnoxious shitty piece of crap in the universe.
other than that GO MILEY CYRUS!

Kevin B.
Kevin B.

Miley could wind up being the worst mentor ever in the history of Idol. What in the world is she going to contribute to Crystal? Or any of them once you think about it. I will be shocked if she doesnt embarass herself badly.

Vanessa Green
Vanessa Green

She's there because she appeals to a wide range of the tween and teen market. And Simon Cowell and Simon Fuller like her

llolzcalai
llolzcalai

I have no problem having Joe and Demi on the show because they're only there to perform anyway....and they're performing for charity, which is a good thing :D

But seriously.....miley?! Mentor?! Those two words don't even belong in the same sentence! I really pity the contestants this season...they have to live through getting advice from a girl who couldn't carry a note T.T

I never knew AI was going comedy this week haha

Vanessa Green
Vanessa Green

YESSS!! I'M SOOO HAPPY! I LOVE MILEY CYRUS!!! THIS IS GOING TO BE MY FAVOURITE WEEK EVER!!!

spunky
spunky

Are they bringing in Miley, Joe and Demi to show the contestants that they are wasting their time on AI. They are all proof that you can make a lot more money being a bad signer with a Disney contract than a good singer on AI. This is a low moment in AI history.

Ed
Ed

Why are they doing #1 Billboards when they had Hot 100 during the semifinals? I really liked the idea of Teen Idol week. It may have been a better theme to have Miley, Joe & Demi on the show. But then again it's Miley, Joe & Demi. Idol FAIL!

Scrubbie
Scrubbie

A.Idol9 is like awful exBFs, you can help but smile when crappy things like this http://bit.ly/coLjCU happen to them..cheers Alex/Katelyn!
What is next week: Heidy Montag, Kim Kardashian??OMG Paris Hilton?? YEAHHHH
#superCrappy Season for the win

Patricia
Patricia

this is all a scam to get Miley on as the mentor. once she has guided them with her wealth of musical wisdom and she makes them all look like fools(except BSOX of course), the judges can SLAM MC for giving ridiculous advices and most important, SUCKING AT SINGING.

gizzzzmo
gizzzzmo

Hahahaha....what a joke!!!!
Fox is soooo desperate for ratings because this season is soooo boring!!!
Bring back Adam Lambert....!!!

So, Miley (the mentor) is a better singer than Crystal...????? Bwahahahahahahaha

Beth
Beth

I am willing to give her a chance. She, Demi and Joe are all very young. Yet, they've achieved fame (whether we acknowledge it or not). Might be interesting to hear what she has to say.

I've always wondered how awesome it would be to bring a couple of regular fans on the show as mentors. Now, that might prove truly interesting!

People know what they like, and they don't care too much about technicalities.

Gina, ITA with ya.

Gina
Gina

Well shoot, and I was looking forward to a pick me up after the hideousness of the healthcare bill this weekend. Looks like nothing in America is right this week!!

Gina
Gina

Well shoot, and I was looking forward to a pick me up after the hideousness of the healthcare bill this weekend. Looks like nothing in America is right this week!!

Charlette
Charlette

I'm scared now.

Like seriously if this is some kind of way to improve ratings on AI? Because seriously it's not going to help, maybe slightly but not much.

Who knows what Miley will do to AI? I swear more than half of the contestant's are older and better singers than her. Will she really help them? Or worsen them, and based on the comments I've heard and my honest opinion this isn't the best season of AI.

Hopefully she actually helps them instead of bringing them down. I guess we'll all see how this goes Tuesday night.

leefan
leefan

That picture just looks creepy to me, like so many things she does. Despite what we might think about her, she's a seasoned pro at age 17, she's been through the ringer from an early age, and I wont be a bit surprised if she shocks everyone and is actually wise beyond her years.

Jobe
Jobe

I hope this is untrue.

If not. I can't wait to see them all totally disregard everything she says.

Honestly, if they have this girl talking like she knows everything, I'm not going to be able to watch any of this show. Her voice is horrid.

the world
the world

OMG! They might as well get Justin Beaver to mentor next week too

Kathy
Kathy

Can't wait to see Crystal's,Siobhan's,Didi's, Lee's and Andrew's face when they meet her and them taking pointers from her. Let take bets on who will have the cutest but snarkiest response...My vote is for Siobhan, I think Crystal will be politely quiet. I think her and Andrew will be really odd.

Leo
Leo

I guess the show asked Miley to mentor the remaining 11 is that she performed on the show last season and that they want her to do it in order to have her promote "The Last Song" due out on March 31. I also think Joe Jonas is going to perform as well is that he served as one of the guest judges at the auditions earlier this season.

Shollia
Shollia

Yuck.... why??? Is her new movie a FOX movie? If so then I guess it makes sense.
Gotta promote the hell out of that movie so it doesn't completely bomb.

jj
jj

BAHAHAHA!!!! They should have Sanjaya mentor next.

Kassandra
Kassandra

In an attempt to gain an even younger demographic, the following week The Wiggles will be the mentors.

bwatt27
bwatt27

Oh god. This is absolutely terrible. Now, I am scared for Idol's downfall. I'll be muting my TV every time Miley opens that mouth of hers.

hesterprune
hesterprune

Mentoring is more than sharing your own experiences. It's giving advice.

hesterprune
hesterprune

txt spk not rly used much here. Plz don't ... it hurts the heads of the grown-ups. Kthxbye

LetItBe
LetItBe

I am not sure whether Simon Fuller like her, but I am 100% sure that Simon LOVES $$$$. Disney is a huge sponsor of AI and licenses AI brand for its AI experience. I am pretty sure Disney is behind the AI appearance of these three Disney stars. If 19 doesn't put them on, 19 may lose tons of (potential) money. Also, don't be surprised to see tons of commercials of Last Song (and other Disney movies) on Fox. I suspect Miley's mentoring appearance is one condition for Disney to put $$$$ into ad buying (at least for movie Last Song) at Fox. It's all about the money. In real word, talents only may not get where you should be, but money alone could do wonder.

Cameron
Cameron

Yeah! Who needs increased healthcare coverage?! Not Amurrrrica! My coverage won't change, and it'll help over 30 million people, but I'm still CRAZY PISSED OFF!!!

Jobe
Jobe

Help them?

If I were on AI and Miley Cyrus was the "mentor" I'd be totally insulted.

KRo
KRo

Oh, Crystal will be smiling through grinding teeth.....I bet when Miley and entourage finally left the room, they all broke out in laughter and said --"we must really want this bad."

druzilla
druzilla

Her new film comes out via Touchstone, a Disney company.

Leslie
Leslie

Hahahahahahaaaaaa :D