Adam Lambert Will Be ‘Really Great’ As ‘American Idol’ Mentor, Randy Jackson Says

'He's going to be one of the best mentors, I think, all season,' Jackson says.

It might be tough to think of who could be the perfect person to replace Simon Cowell on “American Idol,” but Randy Jackson said that he’s excited to have Adam Lambert return to the show just one season after placing second to Kris Allen.

Lambert will appear on Tuesday’s show as a mentor to the contestants and will perform his hit “Whataya Want From Me” on Wednesday. Jackson thinks this crop of “Idol” hopefuls can learn a lot from the show’s latest superstar. “Yeah!” he laughed to MTV News about having Lambert return as a mentor. “Adam is great, man! He’s über talented. The guy is a star. He just went through this last year with us barking at him from the stage. He almost nearly won.”

So, what qualities might Lambert bring as a mentor, following in the footsteps of this season’s past mentors like Miley Cyrus ? “You know, I think he’s gonna be really great because he knows, first and foremost, what they’re going through [as contestants] and what the feelings are and what’s happening and what’s gonna happen,” he explained. “So he’s going to be one of the best mentors, I think, all season.”

Lambert’s appearance on the show coincides with the release of his remix EP , which will feature reworked tracks from his debut album, For Your Entertainment, as well as new song “Voodoo.” Lambert also revealed that his next single will be “If I Had You,” with a video slated to film in April.

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