The media is buzzing over Gwen and Tony’s appearance as mentors on American Idol last night-they did an absolutely excellent job advising the contestants!!!! We love how Rolling Stone said that Gwen and Tony should be on the show forever-and LOL at the prank Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe played on contestant Skylar Laine! Don’t forget,we posted all the videos of Gwen and Tony mentoring the Top 8 here and screencaps here.
It’s Eighties night! That means not only will the Top Eight perform hits from the decade, but also that Heejun Han’s farewell video montage will be shown with a Mr. Mister score and we get to see an embarrassing photo of Randy Jackson in full Eighties regalia.
Jimmy Iovine brought No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal to help mentor the contestants. I have no quibble with Gwen or Tony, but if I must, they were Nineties, right? But who cares! Gwen and Tony should be on this show forever.
How long did it take before Skylar Laine figured out that it really was Gwen Stfeani sitting in front of her and not Soul Train regulars Shalamar? Oh, about 15 minutes. Blame Nigel Lythgoe for the prank. “That little sneaky snake, he done come up to me and said, ‘Shalamar, something ma bobber,’ and I was like, ‘I don’t know who the heck that is,’ Skylar cracked. “Then I walked in and the whole time I’m thinking, ‘This girl looks like Gwen Stefani, why does she look so much like Gwen Stefani? As I was getting my mic off and they were like, ‘Skylar, it is Gwen Stefani.’ So I walked back in and I was like, ‘Listen Gwen, you know what Nigel just did to me? He tried to trick me!’” Gwen’s response? She was, like, ‘That’s not nice, Nigel.’ And it wasn’t! I felt stupid, but I gave her a hug and it all worked out in the end.”