While "American Idol" will be giving back next week,
Keys will mentor the contestants on "inspirational" songs, in keeping with the week's charitable theme. Then on Wednesday, she'll be one of the performers for the big "Idol Gives Back" episode, which will be hosted by Queen Latifah in addition to regular host Ryan Seacrest.
Elton John, Carrie Underwood, the Black Eyed Peas, Annie Lennox and Jeff Beck are among the other performers announced for the show, which will raise funds for Children's Health Fund, Feeding America, Malaria No More, Save the Children's U.S. Programs and the United Nations Foundation. Fox has also announced that surprise guests will stop by the show on April 21.
As a mentor, Keys has a tough act to follow in "Idol" alum Adam Lambert, who gave honest, insightful words of wisdom to the contestants this week (though he couldn't save Katie Stevens and Andrew Garcia from elimination). Miley Cyrus and Usher also gave advice to the hopefuls earlier this season.
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