adam lambert tour getty 'American Idol': Adam Lambert mentoring the Top 8“American Idol” Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert is mentoring the Top 8 Idols next week, FOX confirms for Zap2it.

The information leaked when a person from Sony Music revealed Adam’s return to “Idol” over an email.

The email was then posted in a Twitpic and it says, “FYI: Adam Lambert is going to be the mentor on American Idol. Adam will mentor the contestants from the perspective of a former contestant (which has never happened before). Tuesday show mentoring, and then Adam will perform “Whataya Want From Me” on Wednesday. Adam will own American Idol next week! THAT’S a LOT of audience talkin’…”

adam lambert idol mentor em 'American Idol': Adam Lambert mentoring the Top 8This information gibes with what we’ve learned from Adam’s manager about his brief stint in the U.S. in the middle of his international tour. He’ll arrive later this week (his last gig in Canada is April 9) and be in the States for two weeks. The Wednesday, April 14 performance on “Idol” coincides with the U.S. release of his EP that includes “Voodoo.”

We figured Adam would be working on “Idol Gives Back,” but it looks like he’s mentoring instead. Or maybe he’s doing both!

What do you guys think? Will Adam Lambert be a good mentor for the Idols?

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."