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American Idol 2016 Mentor and Group Details Revealed (Spoilers)

The Top 24 has been revealed in Hollywood for American Idol 2016. The finalists have been split into two groups of 12 for the performance shows: the first will perform next Wednesday, with five singers being eliminated by the judges on Thursday. The second group will perform the following Wednesday, with another five singers going home the following Thursday, leaving us with the Top 14. From there, the judges will pick eight singers, and America will choose the final two for the Top 10.

But which former Idols will be on-hand to mentor our finalists? Over the next two weeks, the mentors for the Top 24 will be as follows:

American Idol 2016 Mentor and Group Details Revealed (Spoilers)

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Group 1: Performing Wednesday, February 10; Five singers eliminated on Thursday, February 11

James VIII
Jenna Renae
Stephany Negrete
Emily Brooke
Thomas Stringfellow
Sonika Vaid
Jeneve Rose Mitchell
Gianna Isabella
Jordan Sasser
La’Porsha Renae
Avalon Young
MacKenzie Bourg

Group 1 Mentors

Ruben Studdard
Fantasia Barrino
Scotty McCreery
Lauren Alaina
Caleb Johnson
Nick Fradiani

Group 2: Performing Wednesday, February 17; Five singers eliminated on Thursday, February 18

Adam Lasher
Amelia Eisenhauer
CJ Johnson
Dalton Rapattoni
Jenn Blosil
Kory Wheeler
Lee Jean
Manny Torres
Olivia Rox
Shelbie Z
Trent Harmon
Tristan McIntosh

Group 2 Mentors

Constantine Maroulis
Chris Daughtry
Kellie Pickler
Jordin Sparks
David Cook
Haley Reinhart

Kelly Clarkson will be guest judge and special musical guest on February 24, when the judges will announce the first eight semi-finalists to make it into the Top 10, leaving six to sing for America’s vote and the final two spots in this farewell season’s Top 10.

So what do you think of the finalists? Sound off in the comments!

And for more on American Idol 2016, check out the spoilers from the taping that reveals the five singers eliminated from Group 1!

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