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'American Idol' pays special tribute to Queen, challenges Top 8 to pair up & perform duets from movies

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Wed, Apr 24th 2019 03:40 pm

Adam Lambert serves as guest mentor

The “American Idol” finalists continue their journey in the competition, paying tribute to one of the world’s most iconic bands, Queen. In this episode, each contestant will take on a song from the legendary Queen catalogue, before partnering up for classic movie duet performances. Helping to prepare the Top 8 to rock the stage is “American Idol” alumnus and Grammy-nominated artist Adam Lambert, who acts as celebrity guest mentor.

The journey to find the next superstar continues Sunday, April 28 (8-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

Since first appearing on “American Idol” in 2009, Lambert has gone on to release four albums, has appeared in numerous hit television series, and is currently touring the U.S. with Queen.

After making history last season as the first reality competition series on American television to allow viewers to watch and vote from coast to coast simultaneously, “American Idol” continues its simulcast once again in all time zones across the country. For this episode, viewers will be able to vote by text, via AmericanIdol.com/vote and on the “American Idol” app during the show. Results will be revealed at the end of the show in real time, across all time zones. The episode will be rebroadcast during its normal time slot on Sunday at 8 p.m. PDT on the West Coast.

Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote to become the next singing sensation are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest hosts the beloved series, while famed multimedia personality Bobby Bones acts as in-house mentor.

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