For someone who thoroughly enjoyed Shania Twain's stint as a guest judge during American Idol's auditions in Chicago, this is very good news.
TV Guide Magazine reports that the country star is returning to the reality show this year, as a mentor to the finalists.
Sources from within the show can't confirm when she'll be returning, but it's safe to say this means we'll have a country music-themed week on the horizon.
Her representative wouldn't confirm the news, but he said she enjoyed doing Idol. "She'd love to go back," he added.
So, Shania Twain as mentor this season--gotta be good news, right? Unlike Miley Cyrus and Adam Lambert--not that I'm belittling them, but Shania's got the experience to back everything she says up. And for this crop of contestants, it's a huge help.