Once again, the American Idol Top 10 will sing songs from the Disney catalog when the show goes live coast to coast for the first time this season on Sunday April 21.
Disney night will feature a mentor–Rebel Wilson. Kind of weird to bring on a comic actor to mentor a singing show, right? But consider that Rebel has been part of the popular Pitch Perfect franchise, playing the part of Fat Amy.
Pitch Perfect is the story of a scrappy all-girls acapella team that stars Anna Kendrick. The original movie was released in 2012, Pitch Perfect 2 came out in 2015 and Pitch Perfect 3 hit theaters in 2017. Rebel will also star alongside American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson and pop star Taylor Swift in the movie adaption of the Broadway musical Cats. Yes, in case you were not aware, the actress ALSO sings. Rebel Wilson as an American Idol mentor is unexpected, but maybe on reflection, not that far fetched.
But before the American Idol Top 10 take the stage on April 21, The Top 14 will sing for a spot in the finals on Sunday April 14. Then, on Monday April 15 when the show goes LIVE for the first time, the Top 10 will be revealed.
Make sure to check out the schedule for the rest of the season here:
April 22 is the last American Idol Monday episode, but it will not be shot in front of a studio audience. I smell a clip show! The week after, it’s the Queen + Adam Lambert docu-special, followed by a Bachelorette reunion special on May 6. The new season of the Bachelorette premieres Monday May 13.
American Idol 2019 concludes with a live coast to coast finale airing Sunday May 19.
American Idol tweeted the news: “Welcome @RebelWilson to #AmericanIdol! She’ll be our guest mentor for Disney Night!!”
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) April 9, 2019