Flashback Friday: American Idol Appearances

American Idol Season 10 - Top 9 to 8 Live Elimination Show - Backstage

For this week’s Flashback Friday, we’re looking back at No Doubt’s past appearances on FOX’s hit singing competition show, American Idol. At this time, Gwen is still rumored for a judging seat for season 7 of NBC’s The Voice, so we wanted to highlight Gwen’s past mentoring moments on American Idol.

Gwen first appeared as a guest mentor on season 6 with the top 10 finalists. The week’s theme was “No Doubt and Songs That Inspired Gwen Stefani”. She appeared one-on-one with the contestants and later performed “The Sweet Escape” to promote her upcoming tour.

No Doubt has only appeared and performed once on the American Idol stage back in May of 2009. The band treated American Idol fans to a special treat with “Just a Girl”. Host Ryan Seacrest also took the time to promote the band’s much-anticipated summer tour.

Gwen appeared again solo for season 10 in 2011 as a style mentor to the remaining three female contestants. The next day, Gwen called into Ryan Seacrest’s morning show to discuss the experience ins which Gwen said she had felt a little out of place styling others. She did a fantastic job and it was great to see L.A.M.B. being rocked on the Idol stage!

In 2012, both Gwen and Tony joined season mentor and Interscope head Jimmy Iovine for season 11’s top 8. Gwen and Tony received great praise for their time on Idol and were regarded as some of the best and most helpful mentors that season.

We have so much confidence in Gwen and can see her being very successful is she’s signed on for The Voice. We hope the rumors are true and if so, we can’t wait to tune in every week to support her!


American Idol, Season 6 (March 27, 2007)


“The Sweet Escape” live on American Idol (March 28, 2007)


American Idol Interview (March 2007)


“4 In The Morning” live on American Idol (May 23, 2007)


“Just a Girl” live on American Idol (May 6, 2009)


American Idol, Season 10 (April 7, 2011)


Gwen Stefani Radio Interview with Ryan Seacrest (April 8, 2011)


American Idol, Season 11 (April 4, 2012)

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