Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Slezak broke the news today that former Idol runner up Adam Lambert will be the guest mentor on American Idol on April 13.
The question is: good idea or bad?
Personally, I don’t care either way. If any former contestant can help the current crop understand how to navigate the show, it’s Lambert. He may not be a veteran who can impart industry wisdom, but he can definitely help these contestants step out of their comfort zones.

Which could be good or bad, but some of these contestants need something to let us know they’re still alive and breathing.
Adam Lambert is definitely over the top, and some of his performances post-Idol have walked a fine line between appropriate and inappropriate for family viewing. Then again, the guy can perform.
But what do you think? Good choice for Idol mentor?
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