Steven Van Zant is taking a break from his E Street band duties on the current Bruce Springsteen tour to mentor the remaining final five contestants on tonight’s American Idol. The contestants will be performing songs by British artists tonight.

Little Steven took to Twitter yesterday (May 1) to comment about his Idol appearance. “[I] took it very seriously,” he wrote. “We worked them very hard. 5 terrific kids. All winners.”

Van Zandt joins music production and label legend Jimmy Iovine in mentoring. Iovine and Van zant share an illustrious past with Iovine having served as engineer on such classic Bruce Springsteen albums as Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town and The River. American Idol airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.