Miley Cyrus Will Make Surprise Appearance On Idol Tonight

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A few weeks ago on America Idol, this season’s mentor, Jimmy Iovine called contestant Lauren Alaina “a much stronger singer” than Miley Cyrus as Alaina rehearsed Miley’s song “The Climb.” Iovine backtracked the next week, telling us that he was only saying that to boost Alaina’s self-esteem before showtime. (Not that it wasn’t true, she’s still our pick to win this thing, we love that girl.) It turns out, Iovine was also backtracking because he felt bad about what he said. A source tells E! Online “Jimmy apologized and personally asked Miley to come on” Idol to mentor Alaina this week because he’s been a fan of hers and regretted his remarks.

Does this mean that each contestant will get their own mentor tonight, or just Lauren? We’re not sure — guess we’ll have to watch to find out. It’s Carole King night, by the way, so we’re fully expecting (hoping!) that someone will sing the theme song to Gilmore Girls.

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