Aretha Franklin to Perform & Mentor on Next Week's 'American Idol' Live Shows in Detroit

Aretha Franklin, 2014.
Matthew Jordan Smith

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin will join American Idol's live Motown-themed episodes in Detroit next week as a guest mentor. 

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The shows, which will air next Wednesday and Thursday, will have the cast whittled down to the top 16, performing at the Fillmore theater. 

The Queen of Soul will also perform on the Idol stage. She previously appeared on the show via satellite during the season 12 finale. 

--Reporting by Gary Graff

 

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