Miley Cyrus Mentors American Idol Top 11

New issue rose up when American Idol announced that the guest mentor for the top 11 performances will be teen star Miley Cyrus.miley-cyrus

Cyrus, of the Hannah Montana fame, recorded hits that include The Climb. Many believed that the 17-year-old is not yet fit enough to become a mentor to the contestants, whom most are actually older than her.

“Her experience in the music industry and her advice in handling fame at a young age proved invaluable,” defended executive producer Ken Warwick in a statement to People.

The top 11 will be performing songs that went on to become Billboard #1 Hits.

The singer will return on Wednesday for the elimination night performing When I Look At You. A duet performance will also be rendered by new couple and fellow Disney stars Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas. They will sing Make A Wave. Jonas was a guest judge on the show during the second audition date in Dallas, Texas.