March 23rd, 2010
04:32 PM ET

What a mix: The 'Idol' 11 and Miley Cyrus

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"American Idol's" theme this week is Billboard No. 1 hits, and the show's guest mentor knows a little something about that designation.

Miley Cyrus will be kicking it with the “Idol” Top 11 on Tuesday night as she helps to give the group some instruction and direction. Given that she is younger than almost all of the contestants, this should be ... interesting.

According to a press release from Fox, Cyrus is the “youngest-ever multi-platinum artist to have four No. 1 albums in less than three years.”

She’s also doing it big in the movies these days. She will be next seen in the new Nicholas Sparks film, “The Last Song,” which (not so coincidentally) comes out at the end of this month.

But on Tuesday night, the “Hannah Montana” star will be dispensing her pearls of wisdom to this year’s “Idol” group, many of whom need all the help they can get. She knows a great deal about having a career in the music industry, but how much she actually knows about singing remains to be seen.

As I said, it should be interesting.

Join CNN tonight and throughout the "American Idol" season as Lisa Respers France blogs live during the performance and result shows.

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    showdog is right on the mark....i'm in accord with her

    March 24, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. doubleLL

    show dog mom needs a hug.
    ps crystal is going to win.

    March 24, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |

    who wants to pay to see crystal stand there for 2 hours without moving…come on think about it…we at the top 11 now and she hasn’t moved from the microphone…do you really want to pay money just to see someone stand there all night…with no surprises no wow’s…nothing…just the same damn thin every week…i hope she goes home soon

    March 24, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. GoSharks

    Sick... I will be sure not to watch tonight only because Miley is on.

    March 24, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Christi

    Miley you are GREAT.... GREAT.... GREAT. And just because you may not like her type of music does not mean she is not good. Didn't your mothers ever teach you ... if you dont have anything nice to say ... dont say anything at all.

    March 24, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. wadelh

    Miley is perfect for those that actually vote, mainly tennyboppers and older, grandmotherly females that primarily vote for who they like not who has talent. I enjoy the performances but this is a bloviating show with a little singing mixed in

    March 24, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  7. Just A Thought

    Again with the bashing – I think it's funny that people want to bash Miley – she doesn't have a No 1 single, she cant sing; but she does have 4 No 1 Albums, HELLO! That;s better than a one hit wonder! Not to mention the #1 albums mentioned above she is also ranked at #4 on Billboards top female performers! Above the precious Kelly Clarkson. Miley was also nominated for a Golden Globe and was Time's top 100 of most influential people!

    Miley's success is something most singers/actresses would love to accomplish; and an excellent choice for this show!

    BTW – she co-wrote 8 of the 12 songs on her last #1 Album!

    March 24, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  8. Summer

    Miley wasn't as bad as I thought she'd be. But no one could have helped the contestants last night! With a gazillion songs to choose from why choose "The Letter" – "When a Man Loves a Woman" and "You're No Good" among others?? And I have to say, if Paige doesn't get voted off tonight after that debacle – then I don't know what else to say. I've got to agree with Kara, or whoever said that Paige's performance was the worst ever on American Idol. If not the worst it was a close second. She's a sweet girl but she couldn't even carry the tune!!! And Siobhan, who I consider the best of the bunch, needs to stop ending every song with a scream because that's going to get old soon. Where is Adam Lambert when we need him???

    March 24, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  9. hunter19

    taking mentoring tips from Miley backfired. Most of them sounded worse. Would like to see Danny Gokey mentoring Lee, Casey and Andrew.. that would be some awesome singing. Kara, for the love of god stop touching Simon, it's becoming creepy and your judging abilities are questionable. I actually prefer Ellen now.

    March 24, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  10. Susan

    That 'outfit" Miley had on during rehearsals was appalling...when I first saw her I thought she had on a baggy sweatshirt baring covering her butt and nothing else...if this is the kind of role model AI wants for these kids, none of them has a chance in the business. Miley is famous because of her dad...can any of the contestants say the same? The few 'performances' I caught were just awful, and Miley loved every one of them. Why would a 17 year old be capable of helping anyone? Because Disney likes her? Because she has sold records to pre-teens? Or is it that AI can't attract real singers any more to help them with ratings? I think the show has jumped the shark at last.

    March 24, 2010 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  11. show dog mom

    For Bob S:
    Michael's arrogance is far more subdued and less off-putting than Crystal's, yet you find it OK on her?????? Really????????????????
    She's an arrogant snot; I can see her in her home town, singing her kind of music in some roadside, hillbilly bar; but, God forbid, NOT on American Idol!

    March 24, 2010 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  12. show dog mom

    Here we go again with Crystal Slutty-sox and her sense of entitlement! "I have a surprise PLANNED FOR NEXT WEEK". Way to show how cocky you are, oh toothless one!
    This woman is incapable of variety! Dressed in black (or plaid!), guitar in hand, standing still wailing one folk tune after another over and over and over. NO variety, NO personality...and Simon continues to fawn over her! UGH Train wreck is right.
    At least the other contestands, without exception (and several are horrible!) try to sing a variety of stuff, and differ from week to week. This big, un-made bed just stands there singing a variation on the same theme.... Has no one else noticed? THIS is the best America has to offer?????????????
    As for Paige and Andrew–too bad they can't BOTH go home this week! They suck! BIG time!

    March 24, 2010 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  13. J Wehling

    Miley was a poor choice for mentor. It makes it seem as if "Idol" is all about who can bring in the most money, not about talent. This year of all previous years, "Idol" si looking weak on talent and poor choices for the finalists.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  14. lisa

    it just keeps getting worse...miley can't sing and how in the world did everyone but casey, cyrstal and mike make the top 11??? these people can't sing...they are awful and except for one, they will be touring....i guess my dog can open for them...

    March 24, 2010 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mega wega

    every body has the talent the most hrdworking would win

    March 24, 2010 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  16. sanru

    I very like "American Idol's" But I'm from china. I couldn't watch the match. Only to see the outed video!!!! OMG

    March 23, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Bob S

    Katie Stevens pageant queen wannabe. You should not try a Fergie sing. It was like being at a High School Talent Competition.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Bob S

    Andrew Garcia needs to go home. Pure and simple. His performances are corny and suck every week. Fortunately, for him, Paige and Tim save him.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Bob S

    Michael channeling Luther. Nice performance, but, his arrogance is off-putting.

    March 23, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Bob S

    Crystal is AMAZING!!!!!! 'nuf said.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Bob S

    Help me out here...this is American Idol where they attempt to find the next singing star, right? Why do I feel like I'm watching Disney World rehearsals? Aaron was better than Tim or Paige, but, then again, so are fingernails on a chalkboard.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Bob S

    What luck for Tim...the real life version of what he's been touching himself over. Now, for the was like being at a church social and the karaoke heated up and he chose to sing Queen. OMG!! Wrong Wrong Wrong. If Paige doesn't go, it's buh-bye, Timm-o.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  23. andrew

    Let's hope not. Get that mousekateer tim off the stage too.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Lisa Linn

    i hope they kick off Aaron, ugh, im so glad i have tivo and totally skip through is bad singing. and im a hugh country fan! but i couldnt stand listening to him on the radio.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Bob S

    Pitchy Paige is back. Will this be her final week?

    March 23, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  26. andrew

    Miley is awful. how bout Ellen and her old looking face? This season is lame.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Bob S

    Lee blew me away with that performance.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Bob S

    Miley Cyrus as the mentor? That's like Sarah Palin being the spokesperson for MENSA. YIKES!

    March 23, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  29. chasemel

    miley sounds like a frog after it gave a blow job to a piece of sandpaper.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Yo

    She cannot sing. OMG. Miley would be voted off!

    March 23, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  31. michele

    F off kara.........acting to much like paula........i just about gagged

    March 23, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Richard

    I think the comments are a little harsh. I mean, I'm not a Miley Cyrus fan, but she IS successful. I doubt many others can claim that. People just need to relax and enjoy the show.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Jack Ace

    Wow! American Idol has fallen on hard times. Nothing against Miley but after the Rolling Stones, I don't think of her as being the right fit for mentor. She didn't write her songs and most of her fame was engineered as a result of her hit TV show. Hmmm, maybe she is a good fit as mentor after all. You go Miley!

    March 23, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Maja

    Is this a joke? she CAN'T sing!

    March 23, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Liv

    Miley is a litte h*e that POLE DANCED at the teens choice awards...does idol really want to support her???

    March 23, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Kevin

    America, remember to not hit the brakes too hard when you slow down to gawk at this train wreck.

    March 23, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  37. anthony

    i love idol and i am not gay. im 37 and feel like i can be the next idol.

    March 23, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Jo

    I don't even know WHAT to think of this. On one hand, Miley IS and HAS been in the music industry and/or around the music industry all of her life, as well as the entertainment industry in general. On the other hand... I personally dont' find her to be a good vocalist at ALL. Yes she can put on a good show (which some of the contestants need help with.. stage presence and what not), and yes she is a good song writer.. when you get down to the nitty gritty of the lyrics.. but then she sings and its hard to hear any of the lyrics at all. Most of the time she doesn't completely enunciate the words, or puts SUCH a southern twang on them its hard to understand. (and I am FROM the south.. so that says A LOT!)

    Despite my distaste for her actual sound, I don't mind hearing Miley's music, and I actually hope that what she has to offer these contestants is helpful to them.

    Lets just say tonight should be VERY interesting (as stated above). After all, American Idol IS for entertainment purposes... good or bad.. this will STILL be entertaining.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Dalton Clark

    I think this will be an interesting week. I hope that Urban boy goes home.

    March 23, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Shina

    Miley can't sing, she comes off as an offensive teen. Why in the world would Idol want her to mentor??? Daddy sponsors the show now?

    March 23, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |

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