American Idol will celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday (May 8) by inviting special guest mentor will.i.am to join judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan for a night of performances from the top 7 finalists. The special episode will feature the singers dedicating songs to their mothers or to the mother figure in their lives, as well as performing their takes on viral TikTok songs.
The Grammy-winning Black Eyed Peas leader will offer his help and support as the contestants duke it out for a spot in the top 5 on the show that airs live, coast-to-coast, on Sunday from 8-10 p.m. ET on ABC. Will has plenty of experience in the reality singing lane, from starring as a judge on Fox’s Alter Ego singing avatar show last year to his guest stint on NBC’s Songland and mentoring stints on X-Factor and The Voice and a role as a coach on The Voice UK this year.