Lauren Alaina, Chayce Beckham and More Are Returning To ‘American Idol’ For Hollywood Week

Some of the most prolific contestants in American Idol history will return to the show for Hollywood Week.  The exciting…

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Lauren Jo Black

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March 28, 2022

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Some of the most prolific contestants in American Idol history will return to the show for Hollywood Week. 

The exciting news was announced via Instagram earlier this month. 

“These INCREDIBLE Idol alums all return as guest mentors for #HollywoodWeek next Monday!! 🎤🌟,” American Idol shared on Instagram.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Idol alums Lauren Alaina, Jordin Sparks, Haley Reinhart, Ruben Studdard, David Cook, Lee Dewyze, as well as the reigning winner of Idol, Chayce Beckham, will return to the popular singing competition show as guest mentors for Hollywood week.

“Super excited to announce that I will be a guest mentor on @americanidol during #Hollywoodweek for the indie / folk genre!!!” Dewyze said.

“Tonight, I return to @americanidol as a mentor, but it seems like yesterday I walked in to an audition room hoping to get a golden ticket. What a ride it’s been! 🤍” Sparks posted.

“Hey everyone, I’m returning to @AmericanIdol as a guest mentor for #HollywoodWeek! I’ll be mentoring the rock genre!” Cook shared. 

“I am FLIPPING OUT to return to @americanidol as a guest mentor for #HollywoodWeek! I’ll be mentoring the country genre!” Alaina wrote on social media.

“I’m really excited to be back on @AmericanIdol next Monday (3/28) to talk through my experience with the season 20 contestants,” Beckham said. ”It was a wild ride for me and maybe I can offer a little bit of advice to the next potential winner.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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According to an Idol press release, the first week of Hollywood will feature “fan favorites from auditions will take the stage for the Genre Challenge to sing their hearts out and impress judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie in hopes of making it through to the next round.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Later in the season, Jimmie Allen and Bebe Rexha will join the show as celebrity mentors for the Top 24, replacing longstanding in-house mentor, Bobby Bones, who announced that after five years with Idol he would not be returning to the show for the 2022 season.

Hollywood Week on American Idol begins on Monday, March 28, at 8/7c on ABC.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.