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EXCLUSIVE! Lea Michele Wants To Mentor On ‘American Idol’!

Tue, May 4, 2010 7:01pm EDT by Add first Comment
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Backstage at the Ellen show, the Glee starlet revealed what she’d really like to do with her musical chops — help the Idol hopefuls with stage presence!

Adam Lambert, Miley Cyrus, Usher….and Lea Michele? Glee’s female lead wants to join the ranks of pop music’s finest by playing mentor on American Idol!

The brunette beauty confided her secret Idol desire while hanging out backstage at the Ellen show May 3 (her segment airs today, May 4). “Lea loved appearing on the Ellen show, but she actually wants to be on Ellen’s OTHER showAmerican Idol — as a guest mentor. She said it’s only a matter of time,” a show insider confided to “She said that it would be easy because they’re on the same network [Fox] and a movie or Broadway night would be perfect for her.”

Says our insider of the 23-year-old singer with the Broadway background, “If not this season, she for sure wants to be on the show next season, even though she’ll be sad to miss Simon [Cowell]. She really wants to teach the Idols about stage presence.”

One thing is for sure — as far as Ellen DeGeneres and her crew are concerned, Lea has the job!

“Everyone loved her,” raved our insider. “She made sure to introduce herself to everyone backstage — even the interns — and was signing autographs and taking pictures, as well as signing copies of the Glee CD. She left with a very big smile on her face.”

Hm. Was Lea smiling because she may have scored her next job?

— Laura Schreffler

Reporting by Russ Weakland

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