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Viewers can expect an exciting addition to the lineup of season 22 of American Idol.
It has been confirmed that Grammy-nominated artist Jelly Roll will be stepping onto the stage for season 22 of Idol, not only as a performer, but also a guest mentor.
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Joining him will be returning mentor, Tori Kelly, an American Idol alum who appeared on season 9 when she was just 18 years old.
The episodes featuring Jelly Roll and Tori Kelly will be recorded at Aulani: A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii, according to Entertainment Tonight, where Idol contestants will perform in front of judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie.
As guest mentors, Jelly Roll and Tori Kelly will bring their unmatched experience and expertise to guide and support the show’s contestants as they make their way through the competition.
Jelly Roll is no stranger to the American Idol stage, however. In 2023, he delivered an incredible performance of “Save Me,” alongside fellow artist Lainey Wilson during the show’s finale. Additionally, he collaborated with Idol contestant Oliver Steele, lighting up the stage with their rendition of “Need a Favor.”
Jelly Roll’s addition to American Idol follows closely on the heels of the country star receiving two Grammy nominations. His collaboration on the “Save Me” duet with Lainey Wilson secured a nomination in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category. Additionally, Jelly Roll earned a nomination in the highly competitive Best New Artist category, across all genres. While he may not have won on Grammy night, Jelly Roll continues to ride the wave of success with his latest gig on American Idol.