According to published reports, Jilly from Philly will be Team Usher, joining the R&B crooner to help groom tomorrow’s generation of singers.
In an interview with ExtraTV, Usher said he personally asked Jill to join the show as a guest judge, saying her skills as a singer, songwriter, musician and actress, make her his “secret weapon” for the upcoming season.
Jill’s praise of Usher was just as glowing, saying she was excited to join the show and that “when Usher calls, you answer.”
As for advice she plans to share with contestants, Jill said she’ll pass on to them what 70’s icon Chaka Khan told her back in 1999: “Follow your gut. You can’t go wrong when you do that.”