Friday, March 23, 2012

Stevie Nicks is the mentor for next week’s American Idol 11 Top 9

Stevie Nicks is the mentor for next week’s American Idol 11 Top 9.
(Pictured with NNigel Lythgoe)
The theme for next week is “songs from your idols” which include Mariah Carey, Miranda Lambert, Led Zeppelin, Lifehouse and Daughtry.

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'American Idol': Stevie Nicks to Mentor Top 9
Enlisted by old pal and in-house mentor Jimmy Iovine, the iconic Fleetwood Mac singer will guide the season 11 finalists as they perform songs by their idols.

It looks like Jimmy Iovine is hard at work enlisting artist friends to take part in this year's American Idol. The latest to join as guest mentor: singer, songwriter and Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks, who will guide season 11's remaining nine finalists on next week's episode. The theme: songs from the contestants' Idols. 

Only a couple Idols tweeted that they got to spend time with iconic vocalist, including 16-year-old Jessica Sanchez, who expressed her excitement over having met the one and only Stevie. Others, like DeAndre Brackensick were a bit more coy about who was guiding them. "ive [sic] got to say that our mentor this week is amazing," he wrote. 

Of course, Iovine and Nicks go way back -- the Interscope Geffen A&M chairman is not only a decades-long friend, but he (along with Tom Petty) produced her breakout solo album, 1981's Bella Donna, along with subsequent releases The Wild Heart (1983) and Rock a Little (1985). It's also fairly well-documented that the two dated for a stretch in the 1980s. More recently, Iovine praised Nicks and her place in his life when he was honored by the Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing before last month's Grammy Awards. 

Tune in to Fox on Wednesday to see how the Top 9 fare.  

Twitter: @Idol_Worship


  1. Can't wait to see Nicks and Miracle together! YAOOOOWWWW!!!

  2. LOVE her; but, oh my my and WOW does her nose look terrrrrible!!!!

    The nose is almost prosthetic looking, so blown up and distorted looking- hire a professional makeup artist who specializes in contouring the bulbous nose and really, higher hair or not so smushed down would giver her face room not to be all nose, which she is here, all nose. I see why she is normally shot from above, from the side, or with the camera lower, and not 'face on'-- that is a mega shnozz.
    Is she drinking? WC Nicks?
    Well God Bless her and she's a very pretty, lovely looking woman anyway. Anyone can take a bad candid shot. Honk honk!

  3. Anonymous #2 you're harsh but funny, and I do see what you mean. The scary truth is that noses grow longer and wider with age. Look how her parents' noses grew with time. Maybe she'll see a plastic surgeon to reduce a bit of the excess cartilage, which wouldn't change her singing voice but would contour her honker, er, nose.

  4. I think that's just the picture folks. Calm down.

  5. yea, calm down :) Us died hard fans are here too ;) I know what you meant though ;) I am sooo excited! I live right by where Idol is taped!!!!

  6. ^ and^^ : So, who's not calm? Wink. Smooth waters, here. A big ole nose doesn't upset me!

    ^ : Sorry that you ''died hard'' and from what you wrote, that other SN fans ''died hard'', too. Well, is it ever easy? But you're here to type another day, and to walk amongst the living into the Idol taping. Enjoy.

    She'll take her love and take it down.
    Honk honk :)

  7. They are only mean because they are anonymous and probably are jealous of the most beautiful and talented artist of all time.

  8. I can't wait!! I love her!!

  9. This is going to be the best show of the season - or ever!

  10. I'm glad she doing this - it's great exposure and she's about to go on tour.

  11. Right on! Perhaps a performance of a new song on Thursday?!

  12. She looks great despite the digital photography which notoriously highlights a persons worst features or, in the case of Stevie, distorts them. I've seen her up close and her nose is normal. She is also prettier overall than in pictures or video.

  13. Stevie has sad eyes.