Radio host Bobby Bones is trading in radio for TV as he takes on the role of mentor on the upcoming season of American  Idol!


Bobby posted teasers all week for his fans before finally spilling on his big news. In his Instagram caption, Bones writes ‘Finally . I get to say something . Im joining American Idol this season. I will be the mentor to all the top 24 contestants. And I appreciate you guys for letting it happen.’

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The new season of American Idol airs March 11, 2018 at 8|7c on ABC with hosts Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.

When you find out there’s still pizza backstage #NationalPizzaDay #AmericanIdol

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