'American Idol': No Doubt's Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal to mentor the Top 8
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal spent Friday, March 30 mentoring the remaining contestants as they prepared their songs for '80s week. No Doubt is signed to Interscope, which is headed by "Idol" mentor Jimmy Iovine, so the corporate synergy makes sense. But who cares when the alleged No Doubt reunion is thismuch closer to coming to fruition?
Stefani and Kanal will have a lot to live up to after the Top 9 contestants universally raved about mentor Stevie Nicks.
"Stevie Nicks was the one person who actually changed our perspective towards the mentor," booted contestant Heejun Han tells Zap2it. "A couple of past weeks we had a mentor who wasn't prepared, who pretty much just wanted to have their own [moment in the spotlight], but Stevie Nicks was really well-prepared and I think she's the best mentor we've had so far."
Also on "Idol" this week are British boy band "The Wanted," who will perform their hit "Glad You Came" on Thursday's results show, and the world premiere of Jennifer Lopez's new video for "Dance Again."