American Idol Top 5 Guest Mentor is Steven Van Zandt Plus Song Picks

Entertainment Weekly confirms (well, actually, it was me bugging the FOX Publicity department yesterday. Heh) that Steven Van Zandt, guitarist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street band will be the guest mentor for American Idol this week!

The Top 5 will be singing songs by British artists this week.  No, Little Steven is NOT British, but he is a good pal of Idol Mentor, Jimmy Iovine, which seems to be the criteria for appearing as a guest mentor.  Van Zandt has had a long musical career that spans over 4 decades. He’ll bring an interesting perspective to the proceedings.

Via Entertainment Weekly

As far as what the Idols should sing? I’m going to toss out a few general ideas:

Phil Phillips –  Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons

Hollie Cavanagh – Petula Clark, Corrine Bailey Rae

Jessica Sanchez – Shirley Bassey, Amy Winehouse

Skylar Laine – Rolling Stones, Leona Lewis

Joshua Ledet – The Who “Pinball Wizard”,  Jay Sean or Taio Cruz



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