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Jimmie Allen and Bebe Rexha to serve as celebrity mentors on Season 20 of “American Idol”

Jimmie Allen and Bebe Rexha will serve as celebrity mentors on the upcoming Season 20 of American Idol. Allen shared the news from Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa in Hawaii in a video clip, saying “Cannot wait for you guys to see the talent they have in store for you.” And on Twitter, American Idol also also shared the news.

The role of ‘celebrity mentor’ has previously been filled by country radio DJ Bobby Bones for the past four seasons, but Bones revealed in January that he won’t return to Idol this season because of a conflict with another show that he’s involved in.

Season 20 of American Idol will premiere on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 8PM ET on ABC, its network home for the past four seasons. Ryan Seacrest will return as host, and the show’s celebrity judges will remain Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.

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