Pat Benatar and Neal Giraldo Tapped as ‘American Idol’ Mentors

FINALLY! After all of these years, Pat Benatar will make an appearance as a mentor on American Idol!

Benatar will be joined by her musical soulmate and guitarist extraordinaire Neal Giraldo on the April 7 episode of the ABC singing program.

Benatar and Giraldo are currently touring in celebration of making music for 40 years.

American Idol will continue auditions this Sunday (March 18) with judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy ® Award- winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest returns as host of the beloved series, and famed multimedia personality Bobby Bones will take on the role of in-house mentor.

OK, Boss Listeners–what songs by Pat should the kids sing? Hit us up in the comments!