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 [article id="1635947"]replace Simon Cowell on "American Idol,"[/article] but Randy Jackson said that he's excited to have [article id="1635531"]Adam Lambert return to the show[/article] 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 [article id="1634560"]Miley Cyrus[/article]? "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 [article id="1634876"]his remix EP[/article], which will feature reworked tracks from his debut album, For Your Entertainment, as well as [article id="1633251"]new song "Voodoo."[/article] 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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