'American Idol': Derek Hough roped in as guest mentor, fans ask 'is he even a singer?'

'Why is Derek Hough mentoring a singing contest? That’s like having TomCruise prescribe my anti deppresents. #AmericanIdol,' wrote a fan


                            'American Idol': Derek Hough roped in as guest mentor, fans ask 'is he even a singer?'
Derek Hough stepped in as guest mentor on 'American Idol' Season 20 (ABC)
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ABC's hit singing competition show  'American Idol' has over the years earned the reputation of churning out some very popular stars like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, etc. While the judges play an important role in deciding which of the contestants gets to stay in the competition and who leaves, the guest mentors too play a very important role. The guest mentors help the contestants in fine-tuning their vocals and stage presence, with their creative inputs and feedback.

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So needless to say, it's pretty important that the right guest mentors are roped in to help the contestants. For season 20, the ABC show roped in celebrity choreographer Derek Hough as a guest mentor for the top 10 contestants. Fans were left feeling confused wondering why Derek was mentoring a singing competition show and took to Twitter to express the same.

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Derek Hough with Emyrson Flora on 'American Idol' (ABC)

 

A fan tweeted, "Derek is good for dancing & judging dancing, but not helping with singing on #AmericanIdol." "Why is derek a mentor lol #americanidol beside abc connection," questioned a fan. "Why is Derek Hough mentoring a singing contest? That’s like having TomCruise prescribe my anti deppresents. #AmericanIdol," seconded a fan. "Why is Derek Hough mentoring on a singing competition? That ABC contract he has is weird. #AmericanIdol," wrote a fan.

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Derek Hough on 'American Idol' (ABC)

 

Another fan wondered, "Love Derek Hough, but is he even a singer? #AmericanIdol." "Why is Derek Hough a mentor??? #americanidol," expressed a fan. "Why Derek Hough as a mentor on a singing program? Hello!!! #DWTS has moved to Disney+ and they are trying to hype it. (It won't help) #americanidol," shared a fan.

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The previous guest mentors on 'American Idol' Season 20 included Bebe Rexha, Jimmie Allen, and Gabby Barrett.

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'American Idol' Season 20 airs every Sunday and Monday at 8/7c on ABC.

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