American Idol 2023 Spoilers: Top 26 Celebrity Mentors, Song Picks

AMERICAN IDOL – ABC’s “American Idol” stars judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and host Ryan Seacrest
judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and host Ryan Seacrest. (ABC/Eric McCandless)

American Idol has made it official. Sort of! The celebrity mentors for the American Idol 2023 Top 26 round according to spoilers are Allen Stone and Noah Cyrus.

Allen Stone has performed on American Idol before as a duet partner in past seasons. He was also a CONTESTANT on the American Song Contest in it’s one-and-done 2022 season! Noah Cyrus is Billy Ray Cyrus’ daughter and Miley’s sister.

Just like season 20, according to TheIdolPad, the semi-finalists were split between the two mentors, who helped prepare them for performances in front of the judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan. The singers performed at the Disney Aulani Resort in Hawaii on an outdoor stage in front of an audience. The rounds taped on Sunday Feb 12 and Monday Feb 13.

American Idol reveals the celebrity mentors on Instagram.

The American Idol Top 20 Returns

Also, according to TIP, SIX contestants will be eliminated from the Top 26, presumably after a nationwide vote. The Top 20 will perform in the next round. Last season, four contestants were eliminated from the Top 24, leaving 20 singers to perform in the next round.

For a FULL list of the American Idol 2023 Top 26 with links to social media and more, Check out this link:

American Idol 2023 Spoilers: Top 26 Season 21 Contestant List

Blake Busch’s handy dandy contestant guide:

American Idol 2023 Top 55 Contestants Guide (Videos, Photos)

Plus, more on the Season 21 American Idol contestants:

American Idol 2023 Spoilers Showcase Round Contestant and SONG List
American Idol 2023 Spoilers: 12 Competition Vets Who Make It Far

Allen Stone mentored Group 1. He performed “Is This Love” by Bob Marley and the Wailers. The Top 26 contestants in his group and their song choices are:

Group 1

Elise Kristine – Holding Out for a Hero by Bonnie Tyler
Emma Bussee – Lay Me Down by Sam Smith
Haven Madison – The Middle by Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
Kaeyra – Don’t Let Go (Love) by En Vogue
Lucy Love – What’s Love Got to Do with It by Tina Turner
Mariah Faith – You Should Probably Leave by Chris Stapleton
Matt Wilson – Speechless by Dan + Shay
Nailyah Serenity – Lovin You by Minnie Riperton
Oliver Steele – Better Together by Jack Johnson
Pjae – Golden by Jill Scott
Warren Peay – Set Fire to the Rain by Adele
William Guy Tongi – Don’t Let Go by SpawnBreezie
Zachariah Smith – Lucille by Little Richard

Noah Cyrus mentored Group 2. No spoilers on what or if she performed. The Top 26 contestants in her group and their song choices are:

Group 2

Colin Stough – TBD
Dawson Wayne – Copycat by Billie Eilish
Elijah McCormick – Good Vibes by Chris Janson
Hannah Nicolaisen – TBD
Nutsa Buzaladze – Paris (Ooh La La) by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Malik Heard – Ain’t it Fun? by Paramore
Marybeth Byrd – Heart Like a Truck by Lainey Wilson
Megan Danielle – The Chain by Fleetwood Mac
Michael Williams – Tuesdays by Jake Scott
Olivia Soli – Emotions by Mariah Carey
Paige Anne – Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus
Tyson Venegas – It Will Rain by Bruno Mars
Wé McDonald – Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks

American Idol season 21 premieres on ABC Sunday February 19 at 8 pm ET.

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