Jimmie Allen will be joining the upcoming season of ABC's American Idol as a mentor. He broke the news on social media yesterday (Tuesday, February 15th) via a video from Disney's Aulani Resort & Spa in Hawaii. The clip features Minnie Mouse waving in the background. Jimmie will share mentor duties with pop singer Bebe Rexha.
Season 20 of American Idol is set to premiere on Sunday, February 27th at 8 p.m. ET. Show judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie are all set to return, as well as longtime show host Ryan Seacrest.
Jimmie celebrates his career third Number One hit this week with “Freedom Was A Highway,” featuring Brad Paisley. The song holds the top spot on both the Billboard and Mediabase charts.