Jelly Roll Announced As Guest Mentor On ‘American Idol’
Jelly Roll is a force to be reckoned with in the country music community and beyond, which is why it’s no surprise to see that he will be a guest mentor on the upcoming season of American Idol hosted by Ryan Seacrest and judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie.
The “Halfway To Hell” singer will be joined by another mentor, Tori Kelly, who made it to Hollywood Week on American Idol in 2010. According to ET, Jelly Roll’s episode will be taped at the Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, in Hawaii.
The reboot of American Idol aired in March of 2018, and the show has since crowned winners of the show, including William “Iam” Guy Tongi, Noah Thompson, Chayce Beckham, Just Sam, Lainey Hardy, Maddie Poppe, and more.
Jelly Roll released his debut country album this past summer titled Whitsitt Chapel. The 13-track collection includes “Need A Favor,” “Dancing With The Devil, “She,” and “Hungover In A Church Pew,” among other hits.
The Nashville native and multi-platinum singer-songwriter will most certainly be an asset to American Idol while being a guest mentor this year. Jelly Roll previously performed on the season 21 Idol finale back in May.
“I love this stuff. I love people. I love writing songs. I love singing it. I feel like I’ve never worked a day in my life. I’m having the time of my life out here,” Jelly Roll recently told Backstage Country.
The season premiere of American Idol is scheduled for Sunday, February 18 at 8 pm ET on ABC.
The singer-songwriter has had a solid start to 2024. He attended the Grammys in Los Angeles last weekend. Two nights earlier, he performed at the 2024 MusiCares Person of the Year, honoring Jon Bon Jovi. He performed Bon Jovi’s “Bad Medicine.”