05 Apr 2024

Mentors Tori Kelly and Jelly Roll at Disney's Aulani Resort - American Idol

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Filmed at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in Ko Olina Hawaiʻi, 12 of the Top 24 hit the stage for another night of star-making performances as America votes for the Top 20. Jelly Roll mentors, performs and joins the judges on the panel. Tori Kelly and Jelly Roll talk about traveling to Disney's Aulani Resort to mentor the contestants of "American Idol" season 7.

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Jelly Roll and Tori Kelly are bringing their all to American Idol. In a clip shared exclusively with PEOPLE from Sunday's episode of American Idol, Jelly Roll and Kelly reflect on their roles as mentors and offer up sound advice to this season's Top 24.

"When I got the call from American Idol to be a mentor, I was so excited because I just remember being 16 years old auditioning for this very show. So it was a very full circle moment for me to realize, 'Oh, you have something to give now,'" Kelly, 31, who starred on season 9 of the singing competition show, says.

Jelly Roll, 39, adds, "I feel like I bring a lot of experience in the form of failure to the table. I think that's something they're going to have to be familiar with because that's what it takes to get good. You got to do it wrong a thousand times."

On Sunday, April 7, 12 contestants will take the stage for America's first vote of the season and Kelly will mentor, perform and join the judges on the panel. On Monday, April 8, 12 more will take the stage and Jelly Roll will perform the same duties. The episodes air at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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