Lady Gaga to mentor 'American Idol' contestants
Lady Gaga is coming to Fox's "American Idol" on May 11 to mentor the final four contestants, the network has confirmed to Entertainment Weekly.
During the show, James Durbin, Scotty McCreery, Haley Reinhart and Lauren Alaina will be performing songs written by Leiber &' Stoller, who wrote classic hits like "Jailhouse Rock," "Yakety Yak," "Hound Dog" and "Stand By Me."
On Wednesday, Haley Reinhart performed the unreleased Lady Gaga song, "You and I," which "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson felt was not a good choice for the singer, "The real deal is that I'm not sure it's that great of a song."
Last year, 17-year-old Miley Cyrus served as a mentor on the hit singing competition show. Gaga will aid the remaining contestants on their performance strategy.
Gaga ignited religious controversy this week over her new "Judas" music video, which depicts the singer as Mary Magdelene in a biker apostle gang. The 25-year-old singer denies that the video is meant to be an attack on religion.
"This video is not meant to be an attack on religion. I respect and love everyone's beliefs," Gaga told MTV. "I'm a religious and spiritual person who's obsessed with religious art. I'm obsessed with it... I believe I was put on this earth to cause a ruckus... I just want to keep making stuff that's great and thought-provoking."
In the video, there appears to be a love triangle between Mary Magdalene, Judas (Norman Reedus from "The Boondock Saints") and Jesus (Rick Gonzalez from "Coach Carter" and "Reaper") which is manefested in an erotic re-imagining of Magdalene washing Jesus' feet.
Watch Lady Gaga's "Judas" music video below.