American Idol has revealed who will be filling in for Katy Perry and Lionel Richie as they will be at Windsor Castle in the U.K. performing at King Charles III’s coronation.
Alanis Morissette and Ed Sheeran will serve as guest judges on Sunday, May 7, alongside Luke Bryan, while Perry and Richie fulfill their duties, the show announced Monday (May 1). Though Perry and Richie will be away on Sunday, they will be checking in live from the coronation event. The audience will see the finalists compete to see who earns a spot in the final five.
Morissette will be pulling double duty as she will also be a mentor to the remaining Idol contestants, who will be performing her songs live on stage. The contestants will also perform duets of Sheeran’s popular songs. Both Morrissette and Sheeran are slated to perform on the American Idol stage as well.
Over the weekend, ET spoke with Bryan ahead of his set at Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, California, where he hinted that the fill-ins for Perry and Richie are “big time.” He told the outlet, “The people that we have filling in, contestants have used their songs many, many times. A lot more than mine!”
Meanwhile, Sheeran has been in court this week for a copyright infringement trial over whether the song “Thinking Out Loud” copied Marvin Gaye’s song “Let’s Get It On.”
American Idol will air live on Sunday, May 7 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.